Inscribed Turtle Plastron Bing Bian 0533
Item No. : R044500
Pit YH127, Anyang, Henan Province
The divination on the day of Wuzi (the 25th day of the 60-day calendar cycle) foretasted that it would rain on the day of Dingyou (the 34th day). It was very likely that sometime on Dingyou, rain had yet to be seen, so King Wu Ding double checked the piece of turtle shell and reconfirmed the prognostication. As expected, it rained in the evening. It is quite unusual to find a record stating that a prior prognostication was re-consulted.