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  Mayan numbers 0-20, in both normal and portrait glyph form.

Number

Mayan name

Portrait Glyphs

Normal Form Glyphs

Diagnostic Traits of the Head Variants

0

mih
(reconstructed)


    



Hand clasping the lower jaw

1

hun



   


Forehead ornament composed of more than one part, IL on cheek

2

kaa




Oval in upper part of head; fist headdress

3

ox




Banded headdress; Doctor’s reflector

4

kan




Bulging eye with square iris, snag like front tooth, fish barbell from back of mouth

5

hu, ho




 

“Tun” headdress

6

wak

 


 



Hatchet, or crossed-bands, in eye

7

wuc


 

 



Large scroll passing under eye and curling up in front of forehead

8

waxac

 


 



Forehead ornament composed of only one part

9

bolon


 



Dots on lower cheek or around mouth or in some cases beard

10

lahun

 


 

 



Fleshless lower jaw and in some cases other death’s head characteristics, truncated nose, etc.

11

buluk


 



Curly “do;” head is not at all similar to head for one

12

lahka




Fleshless lower jaw, but with fish-gill markings

13

oxlahun

  


 



“Ik” sign on cheek

14

kanlahun

 


 



Head for 4 with a fleshless lower jaw

15

hulahun




Head for 5 with a fleshless lower jaw

16

waklahun

 




Head for 6 with a fleshless lower jaw

17

wuklahun

   


 

 


 


  

Head for 7 with a fleshless lower jaw

18

waxaklahun

  


    



Head for 8 with a fleshless lower jaw

19

bolonlahun




Head for 9 with a fleshless lower jaw

20

hun kal (one twenty)

 


     

A goofy grin; easily confused with the codicil form of kimi

 

     

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