Phrenology Head, Replica

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Phrenology, a generally accepted pseudo-science of the 19th century, was believed to be the next step in the evolution of the four humors. It taught that a person's physiognomy showed moral, intellectual, and social development. As the science of body features, it teaches that by observing someone's hands, feet, and face, their mind and soul can be revealed. It was also used to predict the future, assess a suitor, and evaluate job applications. All aspects of character, from perception to benevolence, were located in certain regions in the brain. These faculties were rendered on a shaped, porcelain head -- an iconic tool of the medical profession. Such busts were popular in doctor's offices and Victorian libraries. The Phrenology Head was as much a symbol of 19th century science as a world globe in the workshop of a 16th century cartographer or an armillary in an astronomer's study. More than a century later phrenology enjoys a revival of sorts. Choose between two distinct Phrenology Heads. This authentic, exact replica shows all 48 faculties drawn with precision; historic science at your fingertips. Both are interesting as historical documents, and fascinate in their own way as highly decorative accessories. Both easily double as enigmatic and practical bookends. Crackled porcelain like Staffordshire china. A highly interesting and challenging gift, valuable home d?cor. M. 5.5 x 6.5 x 11.4'', M. 14 x 16.5 x 29cm.

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Weight 45.0000


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