Texauhqui (MH603v)

Texauhqui (MH603v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or occupation, Texauhqui (“Face Painter,” attested here as pertaining to a man) shows a profile view of the head of a man looking toward the viewer's right. On his cheek is a square with what may be a flower inside.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The Te- at the start of the name or occupation is the indefinite pronoun which suggests that he paints people's faces. Some sources suggest that this kind of face painting was done in a pre-contact style (in the "way of the ancients"). The petals of a flower are not clear, but the quincunx shape is reminiscent of some representations of the glyph for icuilolli, a painting (or a piece of writing).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huexotzinco, Matrícula de (MH)

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Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


pinturas, pintacaras, tatuajes, caras

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

texauhqui, a face painter, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/texauhqui
xahua, to shave, to paint the face, to array oneself in the ancient manner, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/xahua

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Él Que Pinta Caras

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 603v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=289st=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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