tenextlati (MH812v)

tenextlati (MH812v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the occupation of lime kiln operator (“tenextlati,” attested here as a man’s job). The glyph shows a tall oven made of stones or adobe bricks in an alternating pattern. A small, black, arched opening appears at the ground level of the structure. Curling gray smoke arches out and to the left of the top of the oven.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


ocupaciones, trabajo, trabajadores, él que hace cal

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

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

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 812v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=699&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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