Tenexcalco (MH777v)

Tenexcalco (MH777v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the place name Tenexcalco ("At the Lime Kiln") shows a frontal view of a circular, bucket-shaped lime kiln. It is made of stone or adobe bricks that are stacked in a standard "running bond" pattern (in European masonry terms). A small, open, black, arching doorway appears at ground level. The top is wider than the base. The top has an oval opening, either shaded or with a mesh covering it.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See other examples for lime kilns and for lime itself, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


arquitectura, tecnología, cal, nombres de lugares, topónimos, barrios

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 777v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=629&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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