Ca Zan Polihuiz (MH627r)

Ca Zan Polihuiz (MH627r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ca Zan Polihuiz ("He'll Completely Perish") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows the head of a man in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. His face is painted black to indicate that he is dead. The tax payer's head is not painted this color, just the glyph above his head (as one can see in the contextualizing image). This name sounds prophetic.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

muerte, muertos, perecer

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

Seguramente Perecerá

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 627r, 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: