This picture caught my attention. It's a fish-man (actually, shark-man) statue allegedly representing King Béhanzin of the Dahomey kingdom of Africa created around 1890 by Sossa Dede. Of course, we all know this is really a picture of a Lovecraftian monster (or, if you prefer, the Babylonian god Oannes). This fine bit of Lovecraftian art is currently in Paris' Musée du quai Branly.
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