Chichimeca Yaotequihua (MH730r)

Chichimeca Yaotequihua (MH730r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Chichimeca Yaotequihua (“The Chichimecas’ War Leader”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows the head of a man in profile, looking toward the viewer’s right. The glyph is really the face paint or tattoo, which has been applied to the tribute payer’s forehead and cheek. The paint involves intersecting horizontal (4) and vertical (3) lines. The horizontal lines are in two groups of two each, on the forehead and on the cheek.

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: 

guerreros, guerra, chichimecas, líderes, nombres de hombres, tatuaje o pintura en la cara

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

Chichimeca, the non-sedentary people of the north, ancestors of the Mexica,
yaotequihua, war leader,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Líder de Guerra de los Chichimecas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 730r, 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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