Xayacatl (MH473v)

Xayacatl (MH473v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Xayacatl (“Face” or "Mask," attested here as a man’s name) shows the tribute payer in question and, a smaller face or mask slightly behind and somewhat attached to his face. It appears in a profile view, looking toward the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The gloss for this name seems to be in error; it should probably read xayacatl, which means face or mask.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

aol. xayatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Alonso Xayacatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

faces, caras, masks, máscaras

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

La Cara, o La Máscara

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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