Tlauhquechol (MH628v)

Tlauhquechol (MH628v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing with a red watercolor wash over it is a simplex glyph for the personal name Tlauhquechol ("Roseate Spoonbill," attested here as a man's name) shows a red bird in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its wing is raised, and its head is tilted up a bit.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The color red--and the feathers from this bird--were prized for ritual activities. One of the months in the ritual calendar was named Quecholli. In the contextualizing image, the hammer made with a stone tied to a stick is a sign for Tomás Tlauhquechol's occupation, possibly a sculptor (texinqui).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Tomás Tlauhquechol

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pájaros, color rojo, plumas, feathers

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

tlauhquecholli, Roseate Spoonbill, an aquatic bird with red feathers,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

un pájaro rojo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: