texinqui (MH519v)

texinqui (MH519v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the occupation of texinqui shows an axe. The texinqui could be a woodcutter here. The axe or hatchet is upright, in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. The white handle is straight; it may be made of wood. The blade is triangular and painted black. In times before Spanish colonization, the metal would have been copper; here, it seems unlikely that copper would be shown as black.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Examples below show axes being used to chip wood, to chop wood (ocotl) and to carve stone columns. The examples of blades that are orange or red are more suggestive of copper.

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


hachas, axes, hatchets, cutting, chopping, carving, carve

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 519v, World Digital Library. https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=118&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).