piyaztic (MH508v)

piyaztic (MH508v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This glyph for the adjective piyaztic (straight, narrow) is shared with the compound glyph for the personal name Tepiyaz. It is two vertical, stone columns. They are rounded with rectangular tops and bottoms. The artist added shading to give them a curving, three dimensionality, showing the influence of European artistic stylistics. These are also European-style columns.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

pilares, columnas, rectos, estrechas, verticales,

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

piyaztic, straight, narrow, vertical, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/piyaztic

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 508v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=96&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).