"Ethiopian Christianity, which pre-dates European Christianity, always depicts Christ as an African
There is a church in Lucca, Italy that claims to be the most lifelike representation of Jesus on the cross. In this he is clearly dark skinned. I’ll go with that option.
Stephen Higgins, Oxford, UK
Jesus was of Jewish parentage and so was clearly of semitic appearance. For the Church artists of the miidle ages to depict him as a Jews when Jews were so despised, would have been unthinkable, hence the the Aryan look.
The MAN was African, no doubt. Revelations reference “for his feet shone like Bronze” says it all.
Jazz Vilakazi, Cape Town, South Africa