Cuacual (MH613v)

Cuacual (MH613v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This drawing of the compound personal name Cuacual ("Eat Well"? or "Very Good"? if the reduplication is intentional) is attested as a man's name. It shows a man's head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. His teeth are notably visible, and something red and white appears to be going into his mouth. The object might have a white head and a segmented red body, something like a worm.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The object in the mouth vaguely resembles a penis (tepolli), but the gloss does not lead in that direction.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro guagual

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Cuacual

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

bueno, comer

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

Muy Bueno

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 613r, 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: