Mocuicalohua (MH759v)

Mocuicalohua (MH759v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

Description: This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Mocuicalohua differs little from similar glyphs for speech. The glyphic component is built right onto the tribute payer's head, with the song scrolls floating up from his mouth. One curves up and one curves down. An adequate translation of the gloss is a work in progress.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The visuals associated with the verb, cuica, or the noun, cuicatl, are typically volutes that look like speech scrolls, but they can have added designs that make them more elaborate than the spoken word.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


canciones, cantar, nombres de hombres, volutas

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 759v, 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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