Huecatlacatli (MH774v)

Huecatlacatli (MH774v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Huecatlacatli is attested here as a man's name. The full interpretation of this glyph still requires some thought. It shows a man's head in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. Around his neck is a collar attached to a stick, the usual way for showing an enslaved person. But the gloss does not refer to tlacotli (enslaved person) or tlacotl (stick). Huecauh- refers to "far away," perhaps referring to an outsider. Tlacatli could be intending tlacatl, person. So, perhaps someone from far away could be captured, taken prisoner, and made a slave.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

antho vecatlacatli

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Huecatlacatli

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

esclavitud, extranjeros, nombres de hombres, etnicidades

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 774v, 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).

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