Tlecuilhuacan (MH623v)

Tlecuilhuacan (MH623v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Tlecuilhuacan (perhaps "Place Where They Have Fire Pits"). The glyph shows a house (calli) in a frontal view. The house serves as a semantic locative. In the square in front of the building, there is a fire burning in a pit (tlecuilitl). The flames are rising up from a site that has rectangular (stone?) framing at its base.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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): 

pozos de fuego, flamas, nombres de lugares, topónimos, edificios

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Chimenea

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 623v, 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).