Phrenology Bust


Step back in time with this intricately designed Phrenology Bust, a tribute to the once-revered theory developed by Franz Joseph Gall in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Phrenology, also known as crainology, was founded on the belief that an individual's character and mental faculties are reflected in the shape of their head. While modern science has moved beyond these notions, the allure and intrigue of phrenology live on in this exquisite desktop piece.

This hand-painted bust is meticulously crafted from cold-cast resin, showcasing the detailed mapping of the skull that phrenologists once used to decipher personality traits and intellectual capacities. Each section of the head is labeled, inviting you to explore the curious world of crainological speculation.

Perfect for placement on a desk or nestled among books on a shelf, this Phrenology Bust is more than just a decorative item; it's a conversation starter and a nod to the fascinating journey of human science. Whether you're a history buff, a lover of oddities, or simply someone who appreciates the unique and thought-provoking, this piece will undoubtedly add a touch of historical charm to your space.

It's a whimsical reminder to ponder the complexities of the human mind and the ever-evolving quest to understand it.

Size: 15.245 x 15.25 x 8.89 cm (6 x 6 x 3.5 inches)