Phrenology, termed "the only true science of mind" in its day, was a generally accepted pseudo-science of the 19th century. Phrenology was believed to be the next step in the evolution of the four humors, and it taught that a person's physiognomy showed moral, intellectual, and social development. All aspects of character, from perception to benevolence, were located in certain regions in the brain. An iconic tool of the medical profession, these faculties were rendered on a shaped, porcelain head. Such busts were popular in doctor's offices and Victorian libraries. This exact replica from Authentic Models in white porcelain shows all 48 faculties drawn with precision. This modern version displays attributes of character in cool, vibrant colors, and appeals to a natural curiosity about the mind and consciousness.
i5-1/2" L x 6-1/2" W x 11-1/2" H