Camisa (MH498r)

Camisa (MH498r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Camisa (“Shirt,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a tunic-like man's shirt that has a European style. The shirt has long sleeves and perhaps a v-neck. Lines indicate folds in the cloth, giving it somewhat of a three-dimensionality.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Nahuas of some status were acquiring European clothing by this time in the Spanish-colonial era. However, to name a child "shirt" has a potential humorous intent.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Andrés Camisa

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 498r, 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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