Zacaquen (MH790r)

Zacaquen (MH790r)
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 ritual garment (quemitl) that some describe as a bib. It ties around the back of the man's neck. This one is apparently made of hay or straw (zacatl).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

For another view of a zacaquen where the hay is more visible, see below. The quemitl will also be made of feathers from the eagle (cuauhtli) or the egret (aztatl).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juo çacague

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Zacaquen

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, ropa, prenda ritual, zacate, regalia, textiles

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

zacaquem(itl), straw or hay ritual bib,
zaca(tl), grasses, hay, straw,
quem(itl), bib-like ritual garment worn on the chest,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Prenda Ritual de Zacate

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 790r, 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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