11th Century

11th Century Bristol Psalter Depicts Israelites and Philistines With “Brown” Skin

11th Century Bristol Psalter Depicts Israelites and Philistines With “Brown” Skin

Source: The Bristol Psalter (British Library) 11th Century. This ancient manuscript is one of the few so-called marginal Psalters to survive. This manuscript is filled with brown-skinned peoples with varying Afrocentric hairstyles such as afros and locs as King David is consistently shown in the snippings below. Note: King David with brown skin and with what could be considered is Afrocentric "lhair". Page f.88v-89r. Note: King David again. Page f.90v-91r. Note: f.239v-240r. Note: David vs Goliath. Page f.231v-232r. This source reveals some medieval images of various biblical figures such as David versus Goliath. This source is extremely telling because it…
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