Cozcacuauh (MH733v)

Cozcacuauh (MH733v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Cozcacuauh (“Vulture”) is attested here as pertaining to a man. It shows an eagle’s (cuauhtli) head in profile, facing toward the viewer’s right. His eye and beak are open. His feathers are like spiky tufts over perimeter of much of his head. Coming from behind and hanging down below the head is a necklace with two hoops, a large one and a smaller one below that, and they are tied together.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is a day name in the 260-day religious divinatory calendar called the tonalpohualli. One might expect a companion number from the same calendar, but this name is just the day sign.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


buitres, nombres de días, nombres de hombres, calendarios, tonalpohualli

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 733v, 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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