Quetzonpipique (MH567r)

Quetzonpipique (MH567r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Quetzonpipique (perhaps “Wrapped Long Hair,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of the head of a man with long hair. His eye is closed, so he may be deceased. Two locks of long hair (quetzontli) hang from his head. Perhaps they are wrapped, which is suggested by the verb pipique, to wrap or cover something, such as a body.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The reduplication of the verb may be reflected in the way the hair is hanging in two (not one) locks. Long hair tends to be associated with Nahua priests. See some examples below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco quetzonpipique

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Quetzonpipique

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

long hair on the neck, pelo largo sobre el cuello, muerto, muerte

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

Pelos Largos Envueltos

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 567r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=213&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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