San Lucas (MH778v)

San Lucas (MH778v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name San Lucas ("Saint Luke") is attested here as a man's name. This name is borrowed from Spanish. The glyph is the head of an ox, given that the Christian symbol for San Lucas is a winged ox. The ox head is shown in a 3/4 profile here. It has two curvy horns, open eyes, and something of a grin on its closed mouth.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

marcos. desanrocas

Gloss Normalization: 

Marcos de San Lucas

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


bueyes, cuernos, símbolos de santos, religión cristiana indígena, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 778v, 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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