Phrenology Head - Handmade from Porcelain in Old English Antique white distressed effect.
Unique home decor ornament for the office desk.
Height 45 cm x Width 22 cm x Depth 20 cm
Weight 3.8 kg
Phrenology was a process that involved observing and feeling the skull to determine an individual's psychological attributes.
Franz Joseph Gall believed that the brain was made up of 27 individual organs that determined personality, the first 19 of these organs he believed they existed in other animal species. Phrenologists would run their fingertips and palms over the skulls of their patients to feel for enlargements and indentations.
Phrenologist would often take measurements with tapes to measure the overall size of the head & more rarely employ a craniometer, a special version of a caliper. In general, instruments made to measure sizes of cranium were used after the main stream phrenology had ended. Phrenologists put emphasis using drawings of individuals with rare traits, to determine the character of the person and thus many phrenology books show pictures of subjects.Show More Show Less
- February 15, 2016 - February 22, 2016
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