Tliltilma (MH625r)

Tliltilma (MH625r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Tliltilma ("Black Cloak," attested here as a man's name) shows a rectangular piece of fabric, all black except for a white border. The upper corners have small loops where the wearer could attach the cape or cloak to his neck. This is a man's garment, an attire worn by the elite. It usually fell over one or both shoulders.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Tliltilma

Gloss Analysis, 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): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

cloaks, capes, capas, mantas, tilmas, textiles, colores, negro, nombres de hombres

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

Tilma Negra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 625r, 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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