Tzanaquen (MH632r)

Tzanaquen (MH632r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tzanaquen is attested here as a man’s name. It shows the head and shoulders of a man in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Covering the man's shoulders is a garment (quemitl) that is white with black feathers, apparently from the tzanatl bird.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juan
tzanaq~

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Tzanaquen

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Keywords: 

birds, pájaros, feathers, plumas, ropa, religión, nombres de hombres

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

tzana(tl), a bird, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tzanatl
quem(itl), a garment, sometimes a ritual bib, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/quemitl
tzanaquem(itl), a garment made from tzanatl feathers, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tzanaquemitl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Prenda con Plumas del Zanate

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 632r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=346st=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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