tlatzacuilotl (MH520r)

tlatzacuilotl (MH520r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element capturing a wooden door (tlatzacuilotl) comes from the compound personal name Cuauhtlatzacuilotl, which adds an emphasis on wood. What we see is a frontal view of an upright rectangle with lines crossing it at angles, creating something of a mesh pattern.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The example of the use of tlatzacuilotl in our Online Nahuatl Dictionary may suggest Christian influence, so perhaps this is a repurposing of an older term.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

doors, puertas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

tlatzacuillo(tl), a gate or a bridge, a wooden structure,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 520r, World Digital Library.

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).