Zahual (MH644r)

Zahual (MH644r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Zahual (perhaps "Spider Web" or "Consecrated," attested here as a woman's name) shows a swirling cloud or perhaps a web. Below that is either a hand that holds it up or perhaps a spider that is weaving the web. The image is unclear.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The woman with this name is listed with the "widows" (viudas, in Spanish), as can be seen in the contextualizing image.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

maria . saual

Gloss Normalization: 

María Zahual

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: 

arañas, telearañas, spiders, spider webs, cosas consagradas, nombres de mujeres

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

Telearaña (o algo consagrado?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 644r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: