Xico (MH736r)

Xico (MH736r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of a bee (xicotli) is included here as an example of iconography because we do not have a gloss that identifies the man’s Nahuatl name as “Xico.” Some men did hold this name. Here, the man in question is called Diego Almeda. He is dressed as a tecuhtli (lord) and sits in a building that could well be a teccalli (palace). The bee is drawn in exquisite detail with eyes, striped wings and body, and curling antennae.

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

Shapes and Perspectives: 

abejas, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la abeja

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 736r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=550&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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