tetzotzonqui (MH592r)

tetzotzonqui (MH592r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the occupation of tetzotzonqui (“Stone Worker,” attested here as a man’s job) shows a frontal view of a human hand holding a stone (tetl)] hammer. Its target, to the right, is connected to the hammer by a straight line. The target is a square that may also represent a stone (tetl). The pounding action (which gives the noun its reduplication) seems to be indicated with the squiggly line below the two stones, which also adds visual movement to the compound.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie WWood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

hammers, martillos, stones, piedras, masons, albañiles, oficios, occupations, movimiento visual

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

el cantero

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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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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