Cuextecatl (MH592r)

Cuextecatl (MH592r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name and/or ethnicity Cuextecatl (“Huaxtecan or Huastecan Person,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of the partial head of a person (not the tribute payer himself) looking toward the viewer's right. There is just a suggestion of hair on the head, and the visible eye is open, but the focus is on the nose, which has a plug or a ring, some kind of ornamentation that would be typical of the Huaxtec region.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

In the Florentine Codex, it is said that the people of the Huasteca had their "noses pierced like jug handles." [See: the Digital Florentine Codex, https://florentinecodex.getty.edu/book/8/folio/30r.]

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

antonio quextecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Cuextecatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 
Keywords: 

ethnicities, etnicidades, warriors, guerreros, Huasteca, nose ornament

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

Cuextecatl, a name of a famous person from the Huasteca, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/Quextecatl
cuexteca(tl), an ethnicity associated with the Huasteca, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/cuextecatl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Cuexteca (un famoso guerrero de la Huasteca)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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