Acaquixti (MH733r)

Acaquixti (MH733r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, Acaquixti (“Threw the Reed” or “Threw the Arrow”), is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a frontal view of an arrow (probably made from a reed, acatl), at an angle, getting through an upside-down U-shaped hoop seemingly imbedded in the ground. The arrow is segmented and has fletching near the upper end (on the right). It has apparently been thrown (quixtia) with the intention of getting it through the hoop.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Perhaps this act was part of a game, a competition, or perhaps a training in shooting or throwing arrows with precision.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 

tirar, flechas, competencia, juego, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Tiró la Flecha

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 733r, 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).

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