tototl (MH483r)

tototl (MH483r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black line drawing is an element for a bird (tototl) has been carved from the compound sign for the personal name, Xochitototl. The bird is shown only as a head in profile, facing to the viewer's right. Its eye is open, and its beak is closed.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Judging by the variety of birds that were called tototl, this would appear to be a generic term.

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Shapes and Perspectives: 

birds, pájaros

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483r, 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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