Cacax (MH649v)

Cacax (MH649v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cacax ("Carrying Frame") is attested here as a man's name. The frame is vertical. It resembles a ladder with four rungs.

Added Analysis: 

Carrying frames are very similar in design and construction as the ladder and one example we have of the huacalli.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Antonio Cacas

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Cacax

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


pack frames, devices, backpacks, merchants’ packs, escalerillas, armazó, instrumento de madera para cargar cosas, nombres de hombres

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

cacax(tli), a carrying frame that would be worn on one’s back,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

aparato para cargar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 649v, 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: