tetzotzonqui (MH594v)

tetzotzonqui (MH594v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the occupation of tetzotzonqui (mason) shows a hammer or hatchet hitting (tzotzona) a stone (tetl). The head of the hammer or hatchet is a stone caught between two branches on a stick. The stone has little chips out of it all around the perimeter, suggesting that it is being carved.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This occupational glyph is reminiscent of the glyph for the occupation of texinqui, stone carver.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

masons, albañiles, stones, rocks, piedras, tools, herramientas, hammers, martillos

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

el cantero

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 594v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=268&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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