No.2

獸骨卜辭 (《甲編》2902, 2903, R035140)
Animal bone with oracular inscription (Part1(《甲編》)2902, 2903, R035140)
出土時間:1929年小屯第3次發掘
Excavation date: 1929, 3rd Xiaotun excavation
出土地點:河南省安陽縣小屯
Place of excavation: Xiaotun, Anyang County, Henan Province
實物長36.5公分,寬17.5公分
Object dimensions: length 36.5 cm, width 17.5 cm
拓片長36.5公分,寬17.5公分
Rubbing dimensions: length 36.5 cm, width 17.5 cm
中央研究院歷史語言研究所1929年殷虛第3次發掘所得,屬第一期輔掑R辭。本版骨質脆弱,不便椎搨,所以一向只用照片發表。殷虛卜骨刻辭的常例,一般都是骨臼朝上,本版所刻各辭,卻是以骨臼朝下的方向刻的,是一個特例。各辭之間都有明顯的界畫。
Obtained in the Institute of History and Philology's third excavation of the Yin ruins, it belongs to the Dui group of the first period of divination inscriptions. This piece of bone is frail, and making a rubbing is inconvenient, so it has always been published only as a photograph.
With most examples of oracle bone inscriptions from the Yin ruins, generally they are all inscribed facing toward the joint. The inscription carved upon this piece, however, is inscribed with an orientation facing downward away from the joint, a unique example. Between each inscription there are clearly drawn boundary lines.