Clay model of sheep's liver, Babylon, middle of 1st millennium B.C.
London, British Museum, inv. BM 50494
The model bears the names of the various parts of the organ and their significance in interpreting omens. The parts are marked "right" and "left". "Right" is usually favourable and "left" unfavourable. With the help of this model, the seer could discover what was being foretold by the liver of a sacrificed sheep.