Zanoc (MH525r)

Zanoc (MH525r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Zanoc (“Only Now,” or "The Fly," attested here as a man’s name) shows a bird's eye view of what seems to be a fly (zayolin). The fly has two wings, four visible legs, and a head with two eyes.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Is the fly meant as a semi-homophone for Zanoc? Or is the gloss wrong, and Zayol is meant as the person's name? This person is described in the gloss as a centecpanpixqui, a guardian over twenty tribute payers (i.e. taxpayers).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

po. çāoc centecpapixq~

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Zanoc, Tecpanpixqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huexotzinco, Matrícula de (MH)

Semantic Categories: 
Shapes and Perspectives: 

tributes, guardians, guardianes, veinte, tributarios, abejas, banderas, zan, oc, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 525r, 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: