medievalpoc:

Anonymous submitted to medievalpoc:

I’m not sure if this image is truly on topic, as the Madonna’s skin colour was not originally intentional, but I saw a travel programme which featured her and mentioned that when she was cleaned of soot the congregation protested, being used to her having black skin, so she was painted black once more.
She was created by an unknown artist in the 15th century.
Image source: http://www.einsiedeln-tourismus.ch/en/abbey-pilgrimage/abbey/chapelofgrace-black-madonna

If it helps, they say that about all of the Black Madonnas. Even when it’s kind of obviously not the case:

medievalpoc:

Anonymous submitted to medievalpoc:

I’m not sure if this image is truly on topic, as the Madonna’s skin colour was not originally intentional, but I saw a travel programme which featured her and mentioned that when she was cleaned of soot the congregation protested, being used to her having black skin, so she was painted black once more.

She was created by an unknown artist in the 15th century.

Image source: http://www.einsiedeln-tourismus.ch/en/abbey-pilgrimage/abbey/chapelofgrace-black-madonna

If it helps, they say that about all of the Black Madonnas. Even when it’s kind of obviously not the case:

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manpires:

buffy meme [vii/vii] quotes

I hear things about you. That you’re friends with her. Buffy. Or that you tried to kill her. I don’t know what’s true.
It’s complicated.