Huexotzincatl (MH605v)

Huexotzincatl (MH605v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or ethnic identifier (“Huexotzincatl") shows the head of a man in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. His eye is open. His lips appear to be pursed. He has a bald spot on the crown of his head, which may be an indicator of his ethnicity.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The man could be balding, or perhaps he is involved with the Franciscan monastery in Huexotzincatl, and his head has been shaved? If the latter, this could suggest Spanish colonial influence. A simplex glyph that refers to a person from Chalco (see below) has a similar balding pattern (or a shaved head), and Chalco also had a Franciscan monastery.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā vexotzincatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Huexotzincatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

etnicidades, afiliación del altepetl, calvo or cabeza afeitada

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

Huexotzincatl, a person from Huexotzinco, an ethnicity,
-catl (affiliation suffix),

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

una persona de Huexotzinco, una etnicidad

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 605v, 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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