Dates:ca. 4000-3200 B.C.E.
Dimensions: 5 9/16 x 26 in. (14.2 x 66.1 cm)
Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Accession Number: 07.447.600
Catalogue Description: Big slate palette, elongated lozenge-shaped, decorated on one end with two stylized bord-protomes over two shrot horns, forming a gracefull antithetic lyre-like pattern with a circle in center. The other end is thinned on both faces (intentionally?). Near the center of one face a very small square groove is filled with a dark brown substance (now partly fallen out), perhaps with a meaning, but more likely a natural garnet. Condition: Intact but for a very slight chip at tip. Stained. Traces of use.