- Museum number
Painting; commercial sign-board, used to advertise barbers' shop hairstyles. Sign-board made of plywood with painted green background, depicting male hairstyle, with parting at left and right sides of head, shown full front. Below in black lettering: 'European cut No.1'. Two holes for suspension at top.
- Production date
Height: 35 centimetres
Width: 28.50 centimetres
Depth: 2 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Many of the haircuts for both men and women advertised outside African hairdressers' and barbers' shops relate to individual celebrities; others refer to wider categories such as Europeans, or to certain professions or towns; still others are the invention of individual hairdressers.
Painting on board depicting man's hairstyle, for display outside barber's shop. Portrait has a silver border and dark green background. 'European Cut No. 1'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013 July-November, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Origins of the Afro Comb
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number