Huehue (MH608r)

Huehue (MH608r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or status Huehue ("Elder") shows the head of a man in profile looking toward the viewer's right. His eye is open, and his hair is somewhat mussed. The wrinkles on his face provide the semantic indicator that he is an elder (huehue).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The man who bears this name has tears streaming down his cheek, which suggests that he is a widow (and therefore sad).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

gaspar huehue

Gloss Normalization: 

Gaspar Huehue

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

elders, viejos, ancianos, aging, envejecimiento

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

El Viejo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 608r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: