Cazmal (MH564r)

Cazmal (MH564r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cazmal (attested here as a man’s name) has yet to be translated. It shows a vertical stack of two diamond shapes, each one with a vertical line dividing it in half. One can imagine it as something that might spin in the wind.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Other glyphs with diamond shapes include the name glyphs for Xiuhnel, which are (apparently) turquoise pieces that were used in mosaics.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo cazmal

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Cazmal

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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

Jeff Haskett-Wood


diamonds, diamantes

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