This 1995 House of Lloyd figurine is a representation of Mary and baby Jesus the Christ Child. It follows the Black Madonnas tradition of the depiction of Mary and the Christ child. African-Americans began to portray Mary and the Christ child as dark-skin - colored people in order that others would understand the trans-racial significance of the Christ event where Christ and Mary reflect the peoples of their own culture instead of the dominant Anglo culture of a pale- skin-color Christ and Mary. These images and art work have raised objection by some but are celebrated by others. Although this figurine is from the 1990's the image of people of color as the Madonna and Christ Child date back to 1652 in Poland.
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