Phrenology Head Model, Medium Size, 6 x 5 inches

This model is marked to demonstrate the Victorian-era theory of Phrenology., the detailed study of the shape and size of the cranium as a supposed indication of character and mental abilities.  Phrenology was derived from the theories of the idiosyncratic Viennese physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828), and  was the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow”.  This model is marked to demonstrate the theory of Phrenology, and is 6 inches tall x 5 inches wide.




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