• SAA 04 299




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Extispicy Report
  • appointment


colophon: Hunger, BAK, 1968, no.343; SAA 04, 392 (K 08880)

SAA 04 299. Should Nabu-šarru-uṣur be Appointed as Chief Eunuch? [appointment] [via SAAO/SAA04]

o 1o 1

BE MURUB₄ NA [pa-áš-ṭa x x x x]

(1) The middle of the 'sta[tion' is effaced].

o 22

BE GÍR ka⸣-[-iṣ x x x x x]

(2) The 'path' is c[urled].

o 33

BE KALAG NU [GAR x x x x x x]

(3) The 'strength' is absent.

o 44

BE 150 [ṣa-mid x x x x x]

(4) The left of the gall [bladder is attached].

o 55

BE [x x x x x x x x]

(5) The gall bladder [...].

traces of one line; rest broken away


rbeginning broken away; traces of one line

r 1'1'

mdAGLUGALŠEŠ [.x x x]

(r 1) Should Assurbanipal, ki[ng of Assyria, appoint] Nabû-šarru-uṣur, [...] of Assurbanipal, [king of Assyria], to the office of Chief Eunuch?

r 2'2'


r 3'3'


r 4'4'

ana UGU GALSAG-ú-[ti lip-qid-su]

r 5'5'

GIM ana UGU KI.⸢GUB⸣-[šú ip-taq-du]

(r 5) If he [appoints him] to (this) posit[ion], will he in his speech and thoughts side with [Assurbanipal, his lord]?

r 6'6'

KA-šú u ŠÀ-šú [KI mAN.ŠÁRDUMU. (EN-šú)]

r 7'7'

GAR-a-an [x x x x x]

Adapted from Ivan Starr, Queries to the Sungod: Divination and Politics in Sargonid Assyria (State Archives of Assyria, 4), 1990. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2018, as part of the research programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair in the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich (Karen Radner, Humboldt Professorship 2015). The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as