Harvesting, threshing and winnowing scenes. Replica of a wall painting from the tomb of Menna, in Thebes. Painting by Nina M. Davies (1881-1965). Farmers are collecting cereal ears in baskets, cereals are being threshed, and then winnowed with special winnowing fans. During winnowing, the cereals are thrown in the air and the wind carries away the straw.
Nina M. Davies (1881-1965). Ancient Egyptian paintings / selected, copied, and described by Nina M. Davies ; with the editorial assistance of Alan H. Gardiner. University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Published 1936