texinqui (MH489r)

texinqui (MH489r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the occupation of texinqui ("stone carver"or "sculptor"), here referring to the carving, cutting, or shaving (xima) of stone (tetl), shows the base of a stone column and a stone-cutting tool.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This occupation of stone cutter is reminiscent of the glyph for tetzotzonqui, mason. The context here shows that this occupation is held by a man. This type of round column with a base such as is shown appears to be a Roman column (a "visual loan" of the type studied by Juan José Batalla, 2018, 85). For other examples, see the glyph for the personal names Tepiyaz and Temilo, below.

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán


tools, herramientas, columnas, piedras labradas, columns, carved

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

el escultor

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 489r, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=57&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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