Xochiquetzal (MH632v)

Xochiquetzal (MH632v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Xochiquetzal (perhaps "Flower-Quetzal Feather") is attested here as a woman's name. It has two elements, including a flower (xochitl) that is upright, has three visible petals, a stem and a leaf, and to the left of the flower, apparently one quetzal feather (quetzalli).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See below for other examples of quetzal feathers. They are rarely this spiky, but this is the graphic style of at least one tlacuilo from Huejotzingo.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

María Xochiquetzal

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

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

viudas, nombres de mujeres, flores, plumas, quetzales

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

Flor-Pluma de Quetzal

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 632r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=347st=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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