Pactoc (MH609r)

Pactoc (MH609r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the personal name Pactoc ("Healthy and Content," attested here as a man's name, and yet depicted as a woman). The glyph is the head of a woman in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. She has her hair twisted up into two points, as was the standard, sedentary, married woman's hairstyle. At her neck is a partial huipilli with the rectangular chest covering (pechero, in Spanish) reinforcing the V-neck.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Is there an implication here that women are generally happy?

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Pactoc

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: 

happiness, felicidad, women, mujeres, saludable

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

Feliz y Con Salud (Como Una Mujer)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 609r, 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: