People of Color in European Art History


  1. Ancient Art Week!

    Black Woman Holding Beauty Implements

    Egypt (19th Dynasty; 1292-1187 B.C.E.)

    Terracotta, 20 cm.

    Oxford, the Ashmolean Museum, Department of Antiquities

    The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

    I have to say, despite the fragmented state of this figurine, this woman’s beauty is striking. It’s no surprise she’s holding beauty implements.