The shape of this Artist Palette is a bit unusual. As an artist myself, I would find this ship very comfortable to handle. This one is Masonite or equivalent and painted black. It has flowers painted on the front as well as blobs of color to represent the paints used by the artist. It measures 15 1/2" long and 10 1/2" across. There is some age crackle in the paint. Otherwise it is in excellent condition.