Tencax (MH774v)

Tencax (MH774v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tencax (perhaps "Bowl Lip") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph simply shows a part of a human face, the part that typically represents or emphasizes the lips (tentli). The -cax part of the name (from caxitl, bowl) is not represented visually, but there is another Tencax glyph (below) that does have a small bowl by the lip.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā tecas

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Tecax

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

deformidad, labios, cuenco, cajete, cazuela, nombres de hombres

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

Labio de Cuenco

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 774v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=623&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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