Tozan (MH490v)

Tozan (MH490v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing for the simplex glyph of the personal name Tozan (here, attested as a man's name) shows a gopher or a field mouse (tozan). It is shown in profile looking toward the viewer's right. Its visible eye is open. Its short tail sticks out behind the body of the animal. The fur is textured. The head is rounded with tiny ears.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Compare this tozan with others. They might not all be gophers or field mice, but some of each. Our Online Nahuatl Dictionary includes suggestions for translating tozan both of these ways. This one looks more like a mouse.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

martin toza

Gloss Normalization: 

Martin Tozan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 

taltozas, ratones, mice, gophers, animales

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 490v, 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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