Tlacocihuatl (MH747r)

Tlacocihuatl (MH747r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex personal name or status, Tlacocihuatl (“Enslaved Woman”), Is attested here as a woman’s name or situation. The glyph shows the head of a woman in profile, facing toward the viewer’s right. She has a yoke around the neck, of the type that were put onto the necks of enslaved persons. It is like a round wooden collar with a stick that goes behind the neck. The woman has tears running down her cheeks.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

trabajo, yugo, esclava, esclavos, personas esclavizadas, nombres de mujeres

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 747r, World Digital Library,

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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