Zacapech (MH571r)

Zacapech (MH571r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Zacapech (“Straw Bed,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a bird's eye view of a rectangular wooden frame (tlapechtli) with straw or hay (zacatl) laid across it horizontally. A zacapechtli is a straw bed, with elements of both of these words.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

If it is not wooden, then it is a woven mat that is used as a bed. Presumably, a woven mat could also be covered with hay. But this example seems to have a wooden frame plus hay or straw.

Added Analysis, 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

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

La Cama de Zacate

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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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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