SAA 04 292. Chief Eunuch Nabu-šarru-uṣur Sent to ... [military and political]

Obverse
obeginning broken away

(Beginning destroyed)

o 1'1'

[BE U UGU ŠID-MEŠ-šú] TUR

(1) [The 'finger' is abnormally] small.

o 2'2'

[BE MÁŠ GIM UD]-⸢ḫu⸣-ut-ti

(2) [The 'increment' is like a ...]...

o 3'3'

BE AN.TA-ti DU-ik

(3) The upper part is elevated.

o 4'4'

BE GÌR UGU .ḪAR È

(4) A 'foot'-mark protrudes above the wind-pipe.

o 5'5'

BE U.SAG MUR ka-ṣiṣ

(5) The 'cap' of the lung is trimmed.

o 6'6'

BE lit 15 GAR-át

(6) The right 'side' is present.

o 7'7'

BE GAG.ZAG.GA KUG ŠÀ.NIGIN 14?

(7) The breast-bone is thick. The coils of the colon are 14 in number.

o 8'8'

BE ŠÀ UDU.NÍTA šá-lim

(8) The heart of the ram is normal.



Reverse
r 1r 1

BE NA 02-ma MÌN-ú GIM BAR-tum

(r 1) There are two 'stations.' The second one is like a cross.

r 22

BE GÍR ka--ìṣ ina 15 BÙR ŠUB

(r 2) The 'path' is curled. There is a hole in the right of the gall bladder.

r 33

BE GÍR 150 ana EGIR-šú PA TUKU-ši

(r 3) The 'path' on the left of the gall bladder has a bifurcation to its rear.

r 44

BE U UGU ŠID-MEŠ-šú TUR

(r 4) The 'finger' is abnormally small.

r 55

BE lit 15 GAR-at

(r 5) The right 'side' is present.

r 66

BE MÁŠ GIM UD-ḫu-ut-ti

(r 6) The ['inc]rement' is like a ...

r 77

[07] TAG⸣-MEŠ ina ŠÀ

(r 7) There are [7 unfavo]rable features in the extispicy.

(blank)

r 88

[x x md]⸢AG⸣—MANPAB .GALSAG

(r 8) [If Na]bû-šarru-uṣur, chief eunuch,

r 99

[ù e-mu-qu mál it]-⸢ti⸣-šú

(r 9) [and the army at] his disposal [......]

rest broken away

(Rest destroyed)


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 http://oracc.org/saao/P238810/.