cualli (MH613v)

cualli (MH613v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for cualli (good) has been carved from the compound personal name glyph, Cuacual ("Eat Something Good"? or "Something Very Good"? if the reduplication is intentional). It is a red and white object drawn with black ink, horizontal, and segmented. It appears to have a head (white), and a red body that looks something like a worm.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Until it becomes clearer what object is providing the visuals for "good," it is difficult to say whether this is a logogram or a phonogram.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


bueno, comer

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 613v, 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).