Yohualxoch (MH546r)

Yohualxoch (MH546r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Yohualxoch (“Night-Flower,” attested here as a woman’s name) shows a frontal view of an upright, white flower with three petals. The area around the flower is painted black to suggest night (yohualli). The glyph has suffered from some deterioration toward the lower right corner.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Women's names are rare in this tribute list, given that married women contributed to the household tribute, which is recorded under the husband's name. Only widows are recorded separately for their tribute payments.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

maria yovalxoch

Gloss Normalization: 

María Yohualxoch

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

Shapes and Perspectives: 

night, noche, flowers, flores

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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