tenextlati (MH536v)

tenextlati (MH536v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the occupation for a lime kiln operator (“tenextlati,” attested here as a man’s job) shows an oven with an arched, black entrance, a stepped roof, and curling gray smoke coming out of the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


quicklime, cal, kiln, horno, oficio

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

tenextlati, one who makes or burns lime, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tenextlati

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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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