zoquichiuhqui (MH628v)

zoquichiuhqui (MH628v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This red-line drawing of the simplex glyph for zoquichiuhqui ("potter") represents an occupation. It is a rounded jug with a small handle on each side and an open mouth.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The term for potter breaks down into mud/clay (zoquitl) and maker (chiuhqui). Another very similar glyph seen for potter--but with a different vocabulary term--is conchiuhqui (see below). This comes from comitl (ceramic jug), plus chiuhqui.

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


ceramics, cerámica, oficio, occupations, jugs, pots, jarras, vasijas, trabajo, work

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

la ceramista

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=339st=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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