Toztlapal (MH633v)

Toztlapal (MH633v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of a wing (atlapalli) feather of a yellow-headed parrot (toztli) is vertical and has red (tlapalli) spots. Juan José Batalla Rosado suggests that toztlapalli simply means yellow. So, this woman's name may be "Yellow."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The wing feathers (atlapalli) of the toztli parrot are yellow, not red. The red (tlapalli) dots may therefore be there as a phonetic indicator to clarify that this is a wing (atlapalli) feather or perhaps to emphasize that this is a color name (yellow). We do have another glyph for this female name, Toztlapal, in the collection (see MH732r), but it does not help with the analysis of either example.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Ana Toztlapal

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

birds, pájaros, loros, parrots, feathers, wings, plumas, alas, nombres de mujeres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 633v, 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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