Xaltepetlapan (Chav9)

Xaltepetlapan (Chav9)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Xaltepetlapan (“On the Pumice Mat") shows a frontal or bird's eye view of a circular piece of land with sand and small, circular stones in the upper half (providing the visuals for xalli, sand, and tetl, stones), phonetic indicators for xaltetl. The lower portion of the circle contains a hand-woven mat (petlatl), providing another important part of the name. The locative suffix (-pan, on) is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

It is worthy of note that sand and small stones are often contained within a circle or another shape in glyphs across multiple manuscripts. In this collection, when we publish elements of compound that involve sand, the elements do not always have their containing borders anymore.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

sand, arenas, stones, piedras, mats, petates, pómez, nombres de lugares

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

En la Piedra Pómez-Petate

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco), https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_03246_001/?sp=9

Image Source, Rights: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco) is held by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. It is published online by the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress, which is “unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection.”

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