Ce Acatl (MH737r)

Ce Acatl (MH737r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph plus notation for the personal name Ce Acatl (“One Reed” or “1-Reed”) functions virtually like a compound. The glyph is attested here as a man’s name. It is a name that draws from the religious divinatory calendar of 260 days, the tonalpohualli. Acatl (reed) is a day name, and the number one (ce) is part of the date. This one is a small circle with a dot in the middle, which looks something like a bead. The number one appears right on the reed, which is segmented, has exposed roots that curl inward, and one long, curving leaf on each side.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

cañas, números, calendarios, nombres de días, tonalpohualli, fechas, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Uno Caña, o 1-Caña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 737r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=552&st=image

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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