Tototl (MH648v)

Tototl (MH648v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful simplex glyph stands for the personal name Tototl ("Bird"), attested here as a man's name. The bird is shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its eye is open, as is its yellow beak. The feathers on its head and chest are red, its tail is green, and its wing feathers are red, yellow, and green.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Comparing this to other examples of tototl glyphs, which are greatly varied, it would seem that tototl is a generic term. This particular man is said to have the occupation of texinqui, which refers to someone who works in some form of cutting, such as sculpting stone, or a sheep sheerer, or a barber, or a surgeon.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

jacobo tototl texiqui

Gloss Normalization: 

Jacobo Tototl, texinqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pájaros, plumas, colores, rojo, verde, amarillo, nombres de hombres

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

toto(tl), bird,
texinqui, barber, wood cutter, sheep sheerer, etc.,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 648v, 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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