- Museum number
Painting; commercial sign-board used to advertise barbers' shop hairstyles. Sign-board made of plywood with painted green background, depicting male hairstyle, shown full front. Black lettering above reads: '40 NP 4' and below reads: 'Police Cut'. Two holes at top for suspension.
- Production date
Height: 34.50 centimetres
Width: 28 centimetres
Depth: 1.30 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.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1991, BM Room 91, Collecting in the 20th Century
2013 July-November, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Origins of the Afro Comb
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number