Tepexi (MH736r)

Tepexi (MH736r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tepexi (“Cliff”) is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows a vertical landscape element with three rounded faces of rock that for a cliff (tepexitl). Hatching and shading provide three-dimensionality. Above this cliff may be a field with grasses growing upright.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

While this is the first glyph for a cliff (tepexitl) entering this database (as of May 2024) there are a great many mountains or hills and some ravines that have high sides.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


acantilado, bajada, piedras

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 736r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=550&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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