Zacatilma (MH771r)

Zacatilma (MH771r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Zacatilma ("Hay Cape" or "Straw Cloak") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph provide a frontal view of a cape that would be tied at the back of a man's neck. It is oval shaped with a criss-cross border and a mesh center. What may be a twisted cord runs around the perimeter of the cape.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

angusti çācatilmā

Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Zacatilma

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


paja, heno, ropa, capa, tilmas, nombres de hombres

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

zacatilma(tli), a grass or straw cape,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Tilma de Paja

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 771r, World Digital Library,

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: