Tecuhmicqui (MH491v)

Tecuhmicqui (MH491v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Tecuhmicqui (here, attested as male) has two prominent elements. One is the diadem that represents the word for lord [tecuhtli. It is shown here in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. The diadem has pattern of mesh-like intersecting lines across the main part, and it has a tie at the back. The other element, to the right of the diadem, is a human eye that is closed, representing a dead person (micqui). The closed eye has prominent lashes across the bottom of the eye, suggesting the eyelid is closed.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The effect of this name might be Lord-Deceased. For other examples of diadems representing the word tecuhtli, see below. To compare the closed eye with an open one from this same codex, see also below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pernertino tecuhmiq~

Gloss Normalization: 

Bernardino Tecuhmicqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Xitlali Torres and Stephanie Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

eyes, ojos, diadems, diademas, crowns, coronas

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

El Señor Muerto

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 491r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=62&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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