Techan (MH834v)

Techan (MH834v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Techan (“Stone Home,” or "Someone's Home," attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of a typical house (calli) or home (chantli), facing toward the viewer's right. The lower part of the T-shaped entrance to the building is painted black.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The nonspecific human object pronoun, te-, is translated here as "someone." It is not shown visually.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā techa

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Techan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


hogares, gente, buildings, edificios, casas, homes, houses

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

El Hogar de Piedra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 834v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: