tecpanpixque (MH643r)

tecpanpixque (MH643r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the occupation of tecpanpixque (guardians of twenty tribute payers, shows a vertical, rectangular, white flag (panitl), three stones (tetl) with their usual, alternating light and dark stripes, and their curly ends. The stones stacked vertically. There is a bell (coyolli) at the bottom. The flag and stones provide phonetic indicators for the start of the word (tecpan-).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

What is not clear is how the bell stands for the second part of the word (-pixqui), or perhaps it has a semantic value. Perhaps the guardian holds up flag and/or rings a bell when he is making a call for the collection of tribute.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


campanas, campanillas, banderas, piedras

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

guardián de veinte tributarios (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 643r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=368&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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