Tlaxcalteca (MH616v)

Tlaxcalteca (MH616v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tlaxcalteca (a person from Tlaxcallan) is attested here as a man's name. The glyph includes the head of a person in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. His mouth is open slightly. His face is tattooed or painted with lines at right angles. In front of his face are two hands holding a tortilla (tlaxcalli), which is the root of the place name and ethnicity. A yellow hill provides a semantic locative, perhaps standing for altepetl.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Tlaxcalteca, barrio

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

etnicidades, barrios, pintura facial, tortillas, topónimos, nombres de lugares, nombres de hombres

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

Tlaxcalteca, the people of Tlaxcala,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Barrio de los Tlaxcaltecas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 616v, 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).

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