Early dynastic art is definitely all over the place racially speaking. Check out this line-up of statuary:
What little can be gleaned from myth indicates that the establishment of a royal family in Egypt was an inter-racial affair. The line of "Adam", perhaps the darker (more "ruddy"), joined that of "Eve". At first, the male line from Eve's side held the higher rank (as represented by the gods Shu, Geb, Osiris), but after the Flood the male line of Adam (as represented by Ptah, Ra, Horus the Elder) became the dominant one.
Early Egyptian art typically shows the women as more fair. It's hard to say whether this reflected the racial differences of the two original dynastic houses, or was just a stereotype. Early dynastic women do seem to have considerable status. In the portraitures below, the woman even appears to have the greater status. The king is depicted as boyish with the queen taking on a motherly bearing.
Prince Rahotep and Princess Nofret:
Pharaoh Menkaure and Queen Kha-mere-nebty II:
Pharaoh Menkaure with the two goddesses:
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