Tecciz (MH632r)

Tecciz (MH632r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tecciz is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows a conch shell (tecciztli) with the point down. A swirl is apparent at the top of the shell, there are two bump-outs on the left side, and an opening on the lower right side.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

An appreciation for the swirl inside a sectioning of a conch shell is also apparent in some of the additional glyphs, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Tecciz

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


caracolas, conchas, nombres de hombres

Museum & Rare Book Comparisons: 
Museum/Rare Book Notes: 

This photo of a conch shell is in the public domain. It comes from this web page in Pintrest: https://www.rawpixel.com/image/5940795/sea-shell. Uploaded to this database on 29 March 2024 by Stephanie Wood.

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 632r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=346st=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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