Cuauhquen (MH648r)

Cuauhquen (MH648r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This painting of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhquen ("Eagle Ritual Bib") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph consists of a garment that some call a big (quemitl). This one has eagle (cuauhtli) feathers on it. The feathers are primarily black, but the shaft or calamus is white. The tops of the feathers are also white.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is a piece of regalia to wear during certain religious activities. Typically, the quemitl is tied around the back of the neck and hangs on the person's chest. Some examples show these ties. A couple of examples of the visual -nen- syllable appear to have feathers along the bottom of the sculptural image of a divine force or deity. See below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego quauhque

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Cuauhquen

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


prendas rituales, plumas, textiles, águilas

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

Prenda Ritual de Plumas de Águila

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 648r, 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: