ihuiamanteca (MH642v)

ihuiamanteca (MH642v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the occupation of feather worker (here, in the plural,
ihuiamanteca) shows an agricultural tool (huictli) on the left, playing a semantic role for work (tequitl), which also has a phonetic role, providing the “tec” in ihuiamanteca. On the right is a feather device that would be a product that the feather workers would create. It is a group of feathers wrapped in something red, which is bound with perhaps a natural leather tie. Three feathers emerge from the wrapping.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


plumas, trabajadores de plumas, oficios

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

trabajadores de plumas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 642v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=367&st=image

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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