Tecpanecatl (MH778v)

Tecpanecatl (MH778v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tecpanecatl is attested here as a man's name. The glyph has yet to be deciphered. It looks something like a capital letter M with a horizontal line running through the M near the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The name and title Tecpanecatl have been held by some illustrious forebears, but the man holding it in this instance is a tribute payer and an artisan or a feather worker. See the contextual image.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pablo tecpānecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pablo Tecpanecatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nombre de hombres, título, símbolo

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

Tecpanecatl, a person's name, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tecpanecatl
Tepanecatl, title of someone affiliated with the ruling palace, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tepanecatl

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 778v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=631&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: