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lobobebo22 Dec 2023 7:18 p.m. PST

I just received some Blitzkrieg ancient Israelites and have no ideas on painting them? What colors would you use?

Perris070722 Dec 2023 8:14 p.m. PST

Well, if it were me, I would use white, off-white, brown, tan, and blue trim for the clothing on many of them. You really could use any color scheme that you want though. The Beni Hasan tomb painting shows possible Hebrews wearing plain white or red and white striped tunics also. Leather or bronze for any armor depending on the figures.
Link to tomb painting: link

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2023 4:33 a.m. PST

I think the everyday clothing would be off white to brown. Cloaks may be solid color or striped.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2023 11:38 a.m. PST

One thing to add, it depends on the period of Hebrew you are trying to represent.
The ones on the Lachish friezes are from 701BC, so you can imagine a soldier from the period of the Judges being dressed far more simply.
Colours are anyone's guess I imagine, so no one is going to be able to prove you wrong! – my personal opinion is that more colourful clothing would appear as the Kingdoms became more affluent, and affected by surrounding nations fashions.
IMHO The Semitic traders shown on the Beni Hasan tomb painting may be a good guide to fashions of rich people in the very early period.

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