Tequicen (MH537v)

Tequicen (MH537v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tequicen (“Tribute Maize” or "Cut Maize," attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of an ear of corn (attested as both cintli and centli). The kernels form a pattern on the ear. The husk is gone; a short stem remains. The Tequi- start of the name may come from the way the ear of corn has been cut and cleaned of its silk and husk.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Woo

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

agostin teq~ce

Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Tequicen

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

maize, corn ears, maíz, mazorcas, agricultura, trabajo, granos

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


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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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