Xolohua (MH661r)

Xolohua (MH661r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex place name Xolohua (“Has Xolotl” or perhaps “Has Xoloitzcuintli Dogs”?) shows what appears to be a dog in profile, facing right. It’s tongue protrudes and a fang may be visible. Its ears are squared off at the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

If this is not about the ancestral, divine, or canine representation of Xolotl, perhaps it is the verb xoloa, to slip.

Representations of Xolotl can often have characteristics of a dog, with protruding teeth. The wrinkles in its face may recall the aged, ancestor role of a leader named Xolotl. The xoloitzcuintli also has wrinkles on its face, but its ears are not squared off like this. This dog’s squared-off ears are reminiscent of some representations of nenetl in the form of the deity image. See below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo. xoloua.

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Xolohua

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
SVG of Glyph: 

perros, fuerzas divinas, Xolotl, deidades, ancestros gobernantes, linajes, Tetzcoco, nombres de hombres

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

Xolotl, deity and/or ancestor-ruler, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/Xolotl
xoloitzcuin(tli), a type of hairless dog, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xolotl
xoloa, to slip or make something slip, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xoloa

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(un lugar asociado con Xolotl o los xoloitzcuintli?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 661r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=402&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: