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These figures disturb me. Scary. Maybe it’s the teeth. Maybe it’s the eyes. Maybe it’s the rope around the neck. Maybe it’s just me… But at the same time I am drawn to them. The male and female figures are about 50cm tall, are covered in what looks like mud, are roughly carved and have rusty nails in the base to steady them. I believe they are from Cameroon in West Africa but I don’t know what they were made for or what they signify.

Do you recognise them. Do you know anything about them? What reaction do you have to these figures?