teixcuamol (FCBk10F33r)

teixcuamol (FCBk10F33r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black and white drawing of the compound glyph for the noun teixcuamol, which refers to a noble man or woman. The stone (tetl) provides the phonetic value for the te- start to the word. It is a vertical stone with diagnostic diagonal stripes and curling ends. The eyes (ixtli) provide the phonetic indicator for the second part of the word, -ix-. The way the eyes are drawn are nothing like the early, starry eye, but show considerable European artistic influence. The -cuamol is not expressed visually, but the gloss provides the full word.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This term is a metaphor for a noble lineage. The contextualizing image shows noble women standing in a group, dressed in their long huipiles and skirts, with their hair done in the neaxtlahualli style.

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): 

Mexico City

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Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

nobleza, mujeres, hombres, sociedad, jerarquía

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source, Rights: 

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Historical Contextualizing Image: