Wooden stand, part of stereograph, French, 1840-1880

Made:
1840-1880 in France
maker:
Unknown

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Wooden stand, part of stereograph used by Paul Broca, a pioneering craniologist, to trace profiles of skulls, probably French, 1840-1880.

A stereograph creates a three-dimensional view of its subject. In this case it traced the profiles of skulls. This wooden stand is part of the instrument and was probably made in France. It was used by French surgeon, anthropologist and pioneering craniologist Paul Broca (1824-80). Craniology studied the bones of the skull. Anthropological theories used craniology to explain human evolution and racial differences.

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Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
A658593
Materials:
metal, wood
type:
craniometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Kandel, M.

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