Finally some more pics. I’ll say tomorrow what these buildings are, but a shout-out on the blog to anyone who guesses them. It’s a pretty famous place.
The art is African art, some from a Yoruba artist around the turn of the century in Nigeria (the ornamental bowl with birds on top). In the background of that pic is a beaded crown worn by kings of Mali Kingdom in the past. When put on, it makes them gods. In the other pic, the foreground is a Janus-like double-faced figure from the Republic of Congo carved to represent the ideal man/woman. In the background at far right, you can see a mask which specifically was one of Picasso’s inspirations to…well, do what Picasso did (whatever that was).