Xaltepetlapan (MH625r)

Xaltepetlapan (MH625r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Xaltepetlapan. It shows a circle with a border. It is divided horizontally in three parts. The top and the bottom parts contain sand (xalli) in the form of dots or tiny circles (the latter possibly being stones, tetl). Between the two is a band of woven reeds (petlatl). The sum of the parts refers to the place, "On the Hill of Sand." If indeed "tepetl" is intended, then the stones and the petate are providing phonetic indicators, not literal. If so, only the sand is logographic. The building above the circle provides a visual, but silent, semantic locative.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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): 

stones, piedras, arena, petates, nombres de lugares, barrios, casas, edificios, topónimos

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

En el Petate [con] Arena y Piedras

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 625r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=332st=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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