ALFS History in Color: Ancient Roman Diversity

ancientblack woman bust

“Black Woman with Coiffure in the style of the Trajanic Period.”

How’s this for ancient African natural hairstyling? According to the blog People of Color in European Art Historythis marble bust dates back to Roman Greece during the reign of Emperor Trajan (68-117 A.D.)

See: “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”