Paintings & Other Images

“Negritic” People of Susa

“Negritic” People of Susa

Source: History of the Ancient Peoples of the Classic East (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge) 1896 A.D. Note: Page 32 of the source. Note: Page 32 of the source. Note: Page 32 of the source. This source provides commentary that confirms the "negritic"/"black" features regarding the peoples of ancient Susiana once more.
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West Asiatic Soldiers Being Defeated in Egyptian New Kingdom Era

West Asiatic Soldiers Being Defeated in Egyptian New Kingdom Era

Source: Block from a Relief Depicting a Battle (Met Museum of Art) 2021 A.D. Note: From the source. From the source, "Builders reused this painted relief block in the foundation of Ramesses IV's mortuary temple, subsequently excavated by the Metropolitan Museum. In the relief, western Asian soldiers are shown being trampled under the horses that pull the royal chariot, signaling the foreigners' defeat in battle by the might of the Egyptian pharaoh. " This source confirms that Asiatic peoples came in varying shades of brown skin.
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3,000 Year Ancient Near Eastern King

3,000 Year Ancient Near Eastern King

Source: Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel (NBC News) 2018 A.D. Note: From the source. From the source, " JERUSALEM — An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts. The 2-inch sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the Holy Land during the 9th century B.C. — a period associated with biblical kings. Exquisitely preserved but for a bit of missing beard, nothing quite like it has been found before. While scholars are…
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The Synagogue of Dura Europos (One of the Oldest Synagogues in the World)

The Synagogue of Dura Europos (One of the Oldest Synagogues in the World)

Source: The Synagogue of Dura Europos (CUNY Academic Commons) 2021 A.D. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. This source provides a number of different artistic expressions of how people in Late Antiquity viewed prehistoric and early historic events. Throughout these depictions we see a variety of skin tones ranging from different shades of brown to white or near white. We see various…
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Tomb Painting of Asiatic People Offering Tribute

Tomb Painting of Asiatic People Offering Tribute

Source: Tomb-Painting (British Museum) 2021 A.D. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. From the source, "Part of a painted tomb-wall, stone: scene of Asiatic tribute-bearers in two registers. Visitor graffito on left edge (top)." This source provides some ancient images that reaffirms Asiatic peoples came in varying shades of brown.
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Ancient Nubians Came in Varying Shades of Skin Complexion

Ancient Nubians Came in Varying Shades of Skin Complexion

Source: Egyptians see Nubians as subjects (University of Chicago) 2021 A.D. Note: From the source. From the source, "These paintings from the tomb of Huy, the Egyptian governor of Nubia during the reign of King Tutankhamun (1336–1327 BC), pictures Nubians bringing tribute for Egypt’s pharaoh. The scene shows a wide variety of Nubians. Some are in Egyptian dress, including a woman riding in a cart. Others, including children, appear in Nubian dress. The skin color of the Nubian men ranges from dark red to brown to black; skin tones for some of the women are lighter." This source confirms that…
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Depiction of Nubians Presenting Tribute to the King

Depiction of Nubians Presenting Tribute to the King

Source: Nubian Tribute Presented to the King, Tomb of Huy (Met Museum) original ca. 1353–1327 B.C. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. Note: From the source. This source confirms yet again that both Nubians and Egyptians, both being Hamitic peoples who were related, came in different shades of brown and black.
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