Yaoquizqui (MH746r)

Yaoquizqui (MH746r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Yaoquizqui (“Warrior”), is attested here as pertaining to a man. It shows what may be a rounded war shield that is black with a white border. Such shields often stand for the word yaotl, meaning enemy or combatant. Yaoyotl is warfare. In front of the shield is a weapon that looks something like a dagger, or a knife, with a large blade and a handle.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


escudos, rodelas, cuchillos, dagas, guerreros, nombres de hombres

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Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 746r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=570&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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