Macuex (MH499v)

Macuex (MH499v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Macuex (here, attested as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a hand and part of an arm in a vertical position with the fingers spread out. Around the wrist is a bracelet with three large beads (macuextli), possibly stone beads.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The name could be translated "Bracelet," or "Bracelet with Precious Stone Beads." The contextualizing image shows that this man worked in construction.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Macuex

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


bracelets, beads, cuentas, piedras, pulseras

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

macuex(tli), bracelet of precious stone,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Pulsera

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 499v, 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: