Ecahuaz (MH558v)

Ecahuaz (MH558v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ecahuaz (“Ladder,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a vertical ladder (ecahuaztli). It has parallel vertical wooden boards as the frame. Three rungs connect these.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The construction of the ladder somewhat echoes the smaller cacaxtli and huacalli (carrying frames). See below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

gallisto ecavaz

Gloss Normalization: 

Calixto Ecahuaz

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


ladders, escaleras

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

La Escalera

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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