A plaster sculpture depicting a phrenological skull according to the theory of Franz Joseph Gall. Italy circa 1850.

Italy second half 18th century

3500 Euro

A plaster sculpture depicting a phrenological skull according to the theory of Franz Joseph Gall ( 1758 – 1828). The sculpture is made out of plaster, with a support base made out of ebonized fruitwood. The skull sculpture rests over the base. The sculpture is painted with dark orange color, and shows the phrenological map, with the areas, region of the brain. Over the nose bone a cartouche with ‘Gall’. Italy second half 18th century.

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

REF: M5476

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