Our Lady of Częstochowa

Theories about the Black Madonna


Black Madonna images, dating mostly from the medieval period, appear in the form of paintings and sculptures carved out of wood and stone. The oldest examples, and the great majority of them, are found in European countries. They are often in the most venerated shrines dedicated to…” Read more from Daniela Vasco, Wellcome Collection, London here https://wellcomecollection.org/articles/WpmW_yUAAKUUF6mV

Excerpted from Vasco’s article ‘Race, religion and the Black Madonna’ at wellcomecollection.com

Image: Our Lady of Częstochowa of Poland

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