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.
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?
Before the Renaissance period all of the biblical icons all over the world depicting Yahushua was of this image until they were all changed. This is the TRUE image of our Savior,The Messiah! 1 Maccabees 3:48 And Laid Open the Book of the Law,wherein the heathen had sought to paint the likeness of their images. ...Apocrypha KJV Holy Bible the 14 Books missing out of the Bible. Get and read the Apocrypha it contains information that was hidden from us who seek the truth.