Erich Lessing

Unlike the Egyptians who will receive these emissaries from Asia, the foreigners in this caravan are distinguished by their dark beards. Depictions of foreigners and Egyptians regularly feature foreigners with beards and Egyptians clean-shaven. This painting, shown as a recreation and in the original, is located in the Beni Hasan tombs in Middle Egypt overlooking the Nile and dates to approximately 1890 B.C.E.