Toltecatl (MH746r)

Toltecatl (MH746r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

zThis black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for Toltecatl (referring to a person from Tula or a skilled artisan) is attested here as referring to a man. The glyph is a tall, vertical tule plant with two leaves on either side of the central shaft, which has what appears to be a cattail at the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

tules, etnicidad, pueblos, afiliación, nombres de hombres

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

tolteca(tl), inhabitant of Tula or a skilled artisan,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

una persona de Tollan (Tula)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 746r, 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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