Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz/Art Resource, NY

“All kinds of work in the fields” (Exodus 1:14). This too was the lot of the Israelite slaves. In this 19th-century copy of a wall painting from the tomb of Nakht in Thebes, slaves are gathering grapes (upper right). Further to the left in the upper register, three slaves stomp on the grapes in a vat. The juice drains out of a pipe in the right side into a collection pool over which another slave is working. The juice is then gathered in jugs for fermentation and storage.

To the far left a worker carries captured fowl. The bottom register shows the collection and preparation of foul and fish.