The Afo are an African ethnic group settled north of the confluence of the Benue and Niger rivers, in the center of present-day Nigeria. In their corpus of traditional art, we find mainly anthropomorphic statues: ritual, commemorative,... or simply decorative for caryatid stools. Ritual okeshi statues were used by socio-cultural organization
Afo, named Alanya Beshi, during the annual fertility celebrations. Whether ritual or ancestral, African Afo figures present numerous linear scarifications on the face and body.

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