texinque (MH641v)

texinque (MH641v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the occupation of the sculptors (texinque, and texinqui in the singular), simply shows the tool that was used for carving stone. It is a vertical stick with a triangular, pointed stone attached to the stick up near the top. The attachment seems to have been made with a mecatl (rope or cord), indicated by the short diagonal lines. Compare this tool with others, below, to see how the technology of tool making can vary.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

As the image of the gloss shows, a line over the letter “e” would suggest we should add an “n” after the first “e,” but that would be incorrect. Also, this scribe uses a “g” where a “q” should be, and what should be a “u” before the final “e” is an “n,” another error,

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


herramientas, piedra, madera, esculturas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

texinqui, one who cuts hair, shears a sheep, sculpts, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/texinqui

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 641v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=365&st=image&r=-0.792,...

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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