Fowler's phrenological head, Staffordshire, England, 1879-1896

Made:
1879-1896 in England and Staffordshire
maker:
Unknown

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Fowler's phrenological head, 19th century, English, 1860-1896. View of whole object on black background
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Fowler's phrenological head, 19th century, English, 1860-1896

Glazed phrenological bust by Lorenzo Niles Fowler (1811-1896) displaying 42 phrenological organs and their names on one side and their seven collective groupings on the other. Fowler's own additions such as Conjugality (Love of matrimony) and Sublimity (Love of Grandeur) are present. This bust bears the address 'Ludgate Circus, London' where Fowler had his own practice from about 1879 to 1896.

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Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Materials:
glazed, pottery
Identifier:
A136877
type:
phrenological head
credit:
Glendining
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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