2nd Century Catacombs of the Messiah and his disciples...yes its true they were ALL black before being Europeanized. Before the Renaissance period all of the biblical icons all over the world depicting Jesus Christ was black. Jesus Christ IS the image of the invisible God Colossians 1:15. See Daniel 7:9 &10:6 and also Revelation 1:14-15 for the description of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
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Why the depiction of a black Madonna and child in European art? Are these unfounded notions, or are these depictions birthed from historical reality? A reality that would eventually become hidden, suppressed, and deemed politically incorrect?