shit just got real
The master! Discomedusae from Ernst Haeckel’s Art Forms in Nature.
The entrance to a “chiefs” compound (chief was used by the British to describe men of ‘high’ status in many African socieites, although they weren’t necessarily chiefs), the mounds in front are shrines for guardian deities/ancestors, with detail on portico. Photo taken by missionary G. T. Basden, early 20th century.