Cuauhquiyahuacatl (MH648r)

Cuauhquiyahuacatl (MH648r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This painting of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhquiyahuacatl ("One from Cuauhquiyahuac" or a title relating to being distinguished in war) is attested here as a man's name or title. The compound includes an eagle's head, shown in profile and facing toward the viewer's right. The eagle's yellow beak is hooked and open. Its eye is open, too. Spiky black feathers protrude from the top, back, and lower side of this eagle's head, which is connected by a line to the T-shaped, beamy entrance or exit (quiyahuac) to a building. The beams are painted red, with the exception of the lower part of the vertical beam, which is painted black.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

One of the gates to the Templo Mayor was called Cuauhquiyahuac. This has been referred to as a patio, the Eagle Door, and the Eagle Gate by various scholars. It has also been referred to as a barrio of Tenochtitlan, which would mean that this glyph could be referring to a person from the barrio rather than giving his proper name.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

matheo quauhq~yavacatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Mateo Cuauhiyahuacatl

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

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

águilas, entradas, vigas rojas, rojo, etnicidades, nombres de hombres

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

(una persona de Cuauhquiyahuac, probablemente un barrio de Tenochtitlan)

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).

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