Axoquen (MH592r)

Axoquen (MH592r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Axoquen (“Agricultural Tool,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of an agricultural tool (axoquen) with a nearly rectangular blade something like a modern shovel. The blade is attached to what is probably a wooden handle. The handle makes a right-angle turn below the end, and it seems to have a serpent head n profile (looking right) at the very end of the handle. The serpent's eye is open, as is its mouth.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juan axoque

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Axoquen

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tools, herramientas, agricultura, animales, cabezas

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

axoquen, agricultural tool with an animal head,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Coa con Mango Zoomorfo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Edgar Nebot García (see dictionary entry for axoquen)

Image Source: 
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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