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Wooden winnowing-fan or scoop, for holding in the left hand. Such tools were used, in pairs with one held in each hand, to separate the cereal from straw and other debris (with sieves being used for finer sorting).
Length: 48.30 centimetres
Width: 15.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
G. Hart. Eyewitness Guide: Ancient Egypt. (1990) p. 9.
M. Stead. Egyptian Life. (BM, 1994) 28-30, fig. 35
For an example from Thebes, and depictions in 18th dynasty tomb scenes, see Egypt's Golden Age (exhibition catalogue, Boston, 2002), 47-8 [no.16].
On winnowing as part of cereal processing, see Murray, 'Cereal Production and Processing' in P.T. Nicholson and I. Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge, 2000), 525-6
- On display (G61/dc6/sC)
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- Egypt and Sudan
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