Chimalcueyo (MH643r)

Chimalcueyo (MH643r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for Chimalcueyo ("War Shield" of a certain design, attested here as a man's name) shows a round shield with a concentric circle that creates a border. Inside the border is a quincunx shape with four curves and a small circle in the middle. Feathers hang from the bottom of the shield, and squiggly lines of a vague scalloped shape appear on the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

"Cueyo" is not quite the same shield design as "cuexyo." This is perhaps a less common design, but it compares favorably to the shields in the glyphs Chimalhuilan and Chimalcozauh, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juo chimalcueyo

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chimalcueyo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


rodelas, escudos, guerra, guerreros, diseños, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Rodela o Escudo (de cierto diseño)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 643r, 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: