español (Chav1)

español (Chav1)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This example of iconography consists of a black-line drawing of a Spaniard, referred to in the Nahuatl text as one of several "españoles" (Spaniards, using a loanword from Spanish) who received money from the town. It is a man who is standing, shown in a three-quarter perspective, looking toward the viewer's right. He wears a hat, a black cape with a high collar, a light-colored button-down belted tunic over light trousers, and light-colored shoes. He is gesturing with both arms.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Note, below, how some Indigenous authorities were already dressing like Spaniards.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

etnicidades, colonizadores, castellanos, imperialismo europeo, imperialismo español

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

un español

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco),

Image Source, Rights: 

The Codex Chavero of Huexotzinco (or Códice Chavero de Huexotzinco) is held by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México. It is published online by the World Digital Library and the Library of Congress, which is “unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection.”

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