Xochiquen (MH784v)

Xochiquen (MH784v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Xochiquen (perhaps "Flowery Ritual Bib") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a man in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. He wears what appears to be a ritual bib (quemitl), and on closer inspection, it is a large flower (xochitl) hanging down from his neck across his chest.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The ritual bib could be made of various materials. This one seems to be made of flowers. Others were made of hay, and perhaps most were made of some type of feathers, such as cuauhtli (eagle) or aztatl (egret). (See below.)

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio xochique

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Xochiquen

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

nombres de hombres, prenda ritual, regalia, flores

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 784v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=643&st=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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