Cuemicuilo (MH514r)

Cuemicuilo (MH514r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Cuemicuilo shows a rectangle, perhaps meant to represent a cuemitl, or agricultural field. Inside the rectangle, which is outlined in red on the top and bottom, are two sections, each containing a quincunx, a flower-like shape with a circle in the middle.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The rectangle with this symbol is often meant to represent a codex or a book, and the symbols inside indicate writing. See, below, some other examples. The reading of cuemitl as an agricultural field deserves further thought. Are the flowers growing in the field symbolic of a paper with writing or perhaps with a stone carving?

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juao cuemicuilo

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuemicuilo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 514r, 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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