Limestone rectangular slab pierced at one end, with one side incised with six straight lines. It has been suggested the lines are registers, indicating the surface was prepared for writing. There is a similar object, but made from greywacke, incised with 10 lines in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, dated to the Early Dynastic Period. From Abydos tomb 401, excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1925-26, and given to the East Anglia Egyptian Society in return for their subscription. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, corner missing, area of adhesive on surface - base, discolouration, surface dirt, minor running cracks, scratched surface.