’Harvest scene in Menna's tomb at Luxor.’
This harvest scene in Menna's tomb shows a man carrying the crop in a large net suspended from a pole which rests on his shoulders. At the edge of the field two men are resting under a tree, each seated on a stool. The one on the left appears to have fallen asleep, while the other is playing a flute. A goatskin, probably filled with water, is hanging form the branches of the tree. On the right a supervisor is supporting himself with a staff. The heel of his front leg isn't resting on the ground, suggesting that he is handicapped.
Menna was an 18th dynasty inspector of estates and overseer of harvests and his tomb (TT 69) is located in the Sheikh Abd el Qurnah Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor. It is one of the socalled "Tombs of the Nobles" and dates to the end of the reign of Thutmosis IV and the beginning of the reign of Amenhotep III. Photo Mick Palarczyk and Paul Smit.