Cuatzon (MH522V)

Cuatzon (MH522V)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuatzon (“A Unique Hairstyle,” attested here as a man’s name) shows the tribute payer with an added thick lock of hair (-tzontli) standing up and curving over on top of his head (cua-).

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diegū quazon

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Cuatzon

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán and Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

hair, cabello, pelo, warrior, guerrero, priest, sacerdote

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

cuatzon(tli), hair, including unique locks of hair worn by priests and warriors,
cua-, having to do with the human head,
tzon(tli), hair,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 522v, 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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