Icnocihuatl (Verg13v)

Icnocihuatl (Verg13v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name--or, more likely, status-- of Icnocihuatl (“Widow,” attested here as borne by a woman) shows a profile view of the head of a woman looking toward the viewer's right. The distinctive feature of this woman's face is her wrinkles, meant to show her age and therefore to suggest that she is a widow. Her hair is presented in the classic form, with locks tied up so that the tips are above the forehead.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The root "icno" can sometimes mean sad or humble. See some examples below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Image Source, Rights: 

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