Yauhpotonqui (MH503v)

Yauhpotonqui (MH503v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Yauhpotonqui refers to a plant (yauhtli) that smells like anise and was burned like incense. The remainder of the name says "stinky" or "smelly," which may relate to the odor of the incense and serves as an implicit sensory experience. The blotches seem to suggest this. The angled shape of the plant or the incense made from it is an object with a bifurcation at the upper right, with the part on the left curling and the part on the right forming a point.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The splotches relating to smell may also be what is showing on the moldy flower, below, from the Codex Mendoza. See also the Tlilpotonqui glyph, below. It seems to be something stinky that might be covered with black feathers.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Yauhpotonqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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