tetzotzonqui (MH771v)

tetzotzonqui (MH771v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the occupation tetzotzonqui ("Stone Mason") is attested here as pertaining to a man. The occupation is represented by a stone-working tool. It appears to be a wooden Y-shaped tool. It has a triangular, turquoise-blue hatchet head inside the Y.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Usually, the hatchet head is a natural stone or metal, such as copper, and it is tied to the Y with sinue. If copper, the head is sometimes painted red. The use of turquoise here is unusual. It can imply something of high preciosity.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

piedras, escultores, trabajadores, color turquesa, nombres de hombres

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

Escultor, o Trabajador de Piedra

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 771v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=617&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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