tlamatque (MH643r)

tlamatque (MH643r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the occupation of healers (tlamatque, which is tlamatqui in the singular) shows a vessel with two small curved handles, one on each side. Hatch marks inside the wide opening suggest that it has contents, perhaps medicine. The side of the vessel (which would probably be ceramic) shows horizontal lines for shading, giving it a three-dimensionality.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The contextualizing image shows that at least two men held this occupation.

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 & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


medicinas, pahtli, patli, oficios, curandero, curandera, médicos, doctores

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

los curanderos

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 643r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: