tlaxinqui (MH834r)

tlaxinqui (MH834r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black, white, and red drawing of the simplex glyph for the occupation tlaxinqui ("carpenter"). The glyph is a tool that carpenters would use to cut or shave something (incorporating the verb xima). It is like a hatchet, where the triangular blade is tied onto a curving (probably wooden) handle. The red color of the blade may indicate that it is made of copper. The hatchet is facing toward the viewer's right. A cord provides some support for the curvature of the handle near the blade.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


cortar, carpintero, axes, hachas, tools, herramientas, cobre, oficios, occupations

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Carpintero

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 834r, 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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