cuextecatl (Mdz20v)

cuextecatl (Mdz20v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This colorful example of the iconography shows a warrior uniform covered with rich feathers. The feathers are primarily red, but other colors include yellow, two tones of green, and a small amount of white. The hat is conical. This is a Huaxtec person's regalia.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In the Florentine Codex book 8, it is stated that the Huaxtec people had their "noses pierced like jug handles," they colored their hair yellow, they had arrow marks on their face masks, their teeth were filed to a point, and their heads has a conical shape. [See: the Digital Florentine Codex,]

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

una pieça de armas de esta divisa en un año. plumas rricas.

Gloss Normalization: 

Una pieza de armas de esta divisa en un año. plumas ricas.

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

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

cuexteca(tl), someone from the Huaxteca,
cuex(tli), something or someone related to the Huaxteca,

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).

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