Nextlahual (MH653r)

Nextlahual (MH653r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Nextlahual ("Sacrificial Offering") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph just shows an empty square, perhaps as a disguise and a means of avoiding a visual that might alarm the nearby friars. They would not be pleased to know what nextlahualli really meant (if they did not already know).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Two possibilities for this visual could be amatl (paper), which could have a ritual role, or cuachtli (a cloth). See a couple of examples, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

luys nextlaval

Gloss Normalization: 

Luis Nextlahual

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: 

ofrendas, sacrificio, papel, algodón, sangre, hule, nombres de hombres

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

nextlahual(li), a sacrificial offering,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 653r, 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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