Xochimilco (MH650r)

Xochimilco (MH650r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Xochimilco refers here to a barrio of Huejotzingo. It shows a frontal view of an upright white flower (xochitl) with four petals, a green tripartite sepal, and a short, curving stem. Behind the flower is a rectangular parcel of land (milli) with horizontal lines for furrows, suggesting cultivation.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Evidence of cultivation is important here as a support for the reading of the Xochimilco glyph in the Codex Mendoza (see below), which has even more elaborate markings that represent an earlier iconography for evidence of cultivation.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

xochimilco ba[-]

Gloss Normalization: 

Xochimilco, barrio

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

agricultura, milpa, flores, surcos, nombres de lugares, topónimos

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

En la Milpa de Flores

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 650r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=382&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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