amantecatl (MH775v)

amantecatl (MH775v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Amantecatl ("Artisan" or "Feather Worker") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows three identical, upright feathers, white in the lower part and red in the upper part. In each case, below the feathery part, there are no downy barbs, just a clean calamus.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

plumas, feathers, red, rojo, artisans, oficios, nombres de hombres, plumeros

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

amanteca(tl), artisan, often a feather worker,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

oficial de arte mecánica

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 775v, 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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