Cualaz (MH833v)

Cualaz (MH833v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cualaz ("Temazcalli Deity") is attested here as a man's name. The divine force of the temazcalli (steam bath) may be female. The glyph shows a man's head (phonetically, cua-) in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. His hair is shorter than usual, which makes his ear (nacaztli) seem somewhat large.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

anto qualaz

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Cualaz

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

temazcalli, fuerza divina, deidad feminina, cabeza, nombres de hombres

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

Cualaz(tli), a divine force or female deity associated with the steam bath,
cua-, relating to the head,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 833r, 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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