Cuexcoch (MH623v)

Cuexcoch (MH623v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuexcoch ("Nape of the Neck") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph builds on the tribute payer's head. The tlacuilo has placed a circle at the back of the person's head, apparently intending it to bring attention to the nape of the neck (cuexochtli), although the nape would be somewhat lower.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

One of the glyphs for Quetzon, which is a reference to long hair down a man's neck, gives a better sense of the location of the nape or the neck. See below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Cuexcoch

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


cuellos, cabezas, eminencias, anatomía, nombres de hombres

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

cuexcoch(tli), the nape of the neck,
cuexcochte(tl), the neck or the nape of the neck,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Nuca

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 623v, 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: 
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