Tozcoatl (MH650v)

Tozcoatl (MH650v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tozcoatl (perhaps "Yellow Parrot-Serpent" or "Yellow-Headed Serpent") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a serpent in profile facing the viewer's right. The head of the serpent is very large. Its bifurcated tongue is protruding. Teeth are visible. Curving around the top of the head are three yellow feathers, presumably from the toztli bird. The serpent ends in a rattle, and this is painted yellow, too.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

digo tozcohuatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Tozcoatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Steohanie 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): 

serpientes, plumas, nombres de hombres

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

Serpiente Amarillo (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 650v, 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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