Xico (MH615v)

Xico (MH615v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Xico shows a profile view of a bee [xicotli, with its striped body and wings, one antenna, and two forelegs.

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


bees, abejas, insects, insectos

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

xico(tli), a large type of honeybee, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xicotli

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 615v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=313st=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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