Xaltepetlapan (MH495r)

Xaltepetlapan (MH495r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Xaltepetlapan (perhaps "On the Pumice Mat") is a bird's eye view of a circle with two halves. The top half contains sand (xalli), which appears to be mixed with stone (tetl), another part of the place name. Xaltetl is pumice, and so the sand and stone provide phonetic indicators for this term. The bottom half contains a woven mat (petlatl). The locative suffix (-pan, on) is not shown visually. But the church next to the place glyph (or part of it) provides a semantic locative.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

sand, arena, petates, xal, petla, te

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

En la Piedra Pómez-Petate

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 495r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=116&st=image

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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