Zacaquen (MH787r)

Zacaquen (MH787r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Zacaquen ("Straw Ritual Bib") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a rectangular-shaped garment, a ritual bib (quemitl) made from hay or straw. It has a tie attached along the top perimeter and extending off to the left and right, apparently with the ends of the tie meant to come together at the back of the neck.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The quemitl comes in an array of materials, as shown in other examples, below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nombres de hombres, prenda ritual, zacate, regalia, textiles, ropa

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

zacaquem(itl), straw or hay ritual bib,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 787r, World Digital Library,

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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