Cuauhchita (MH634r)

Cuauhchita (MH634r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhchita ("Eagle-Net Bag") is attested here as a man's name. It shows the head of an eagle in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its visible eye and its beak are open. The feathers on its head are both curving and spiky. At the site of the eagle's neck is a net back (chitatli) with a tie below the top. The tie has been pulled somewhat, creating wrinkles (three-dimensionality), which is highlighted with vertical lines around the tie.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

bolsas, redes, águilas, tecnología, bags, nets, eagles, technology

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

Bolsa de Red

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 634r, 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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