Xaltepetlapan (MH730r)

Xaltepetlapan (MH730r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Xaltepetlapan (perhaps “On the Sandy Mountains”). It shows two large concentric circles. The outer circle forms a white border. The inner circle is divided in half horizontally. The upper half has a woven pattern, recalling the woven mat (petlatl), which is part of the place name. The lower half is dotted, recalling sand (xalli) and stone (tetl), at the start of the place name. The latter could represent pumice (xaltetl) or simply sand (xalli). The mat (petlatl) provides part of the phonetic indication for tepetla (mountains or mountainous region). The locative suffix (-pan, on) is not shown visually, but the house that surrounds the glyph seems to serve as a semantic locative (covering the -pan suffix).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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Gloss Normalization: 


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): 

arena, piedras, petates, nombres de lugares

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

En las Montañas Arenosas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 730r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=538&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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