Atle Icuauh (MH602v)

Atle Icuauh (MH602v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Atle Icuauh (“He Has No Wood,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a human (right) hand holding two pieces of wood, probably firewood. The two pieces are crossed slightly. One of the pieces has some shading, giving it a three-dimensionality.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Interestingly, the "atle" negative component of the name is not shown visually. The hand suggests possession, and not the lack of it.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

bartasal atle yquauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Baltazar Atle Icuauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

wood, leña, madera, mano

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

No Tiene Leña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 602v, 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: