Quetzon (MH660r)

Quetzon (MH660r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Quetzon ("Long Hair") is attested here as a man’s name. It shows the head of a man in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. He has long hair that is tied into a ponytail hanging down his back.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Long hair on men could be associated with semi-sedentary Chichimecs and warriors. Sometimes priests had long hair. For more information on hair length, see Justyna Olko, Insignias of Rank in the Nahua World (2014), 35.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

adres. quetztzō

Gloss Normalization: 

Andrés Quetzon

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


hair, long, pelo, cabello, largo, quetzon, nombres de hombres

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

Cabello Largo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 660r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=400&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).

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