A plaster sculpture depicting a phrenological skull according to the theory of Franz Joseph Gall ( 1758 – 1828).

Italy 1856

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A Plaster sculpture depicting a phrenological skull according to the theory of Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828). The sculpture is made of plaster, with a support base in black lacquered fruit wood. The skull sculpture rests on the base. The phrenological zones of the sculpture are separated by the black color. Demonstrate Franz Joseph Gall’s phrenological map, with areas and regions of the brain. On the forehead there is a cartouche with “Gall”. Joseph Gall believed that the bumps and irregular geography of the human skull were caused by the pressure exerted by the underlying brain. Italy 1856.

6,25” – 16 CM H 6” – 14,5 CM L 7,5” – 19 CM D

REF: M5730

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