Craquelure Porcelain 'L.N. FOWLER PHRENOLOGY' Guide Bust/Statue

This 8-inch Craquelure Porcelain PHRENOLOGY guide by Lorenzo Niles Fowler (1811-1896), has its roots in a science of character divination, a faculty psychology, theory of brain and what the 19th-century phrenologists called "the only true science of mind." Phrenology came from the theories of the idiosyncratic Viennese physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828). The basic tenets of Gall's system were:

  1. The brain is the organ of the mind.
  2. The mind is composed of multiple, distinct, innate faculties.
  3. Because they are distinct, each faculty must have a separate seat or "organ" in the brain.
  4. The size of an organ, other things being equal, is a measure of its power.
  5. The shape of the brain is determined by the development of the various organs.
  6. As the skull takes its shape from the brain, the surface of the skull can be read as an accurate index of psychological aptitudes and tendencies. 

So it was believed that by examining the shape and unevenness of a head or skull, one could discover the development of the particular cerebral "organs" responsible for different intellectual aptitudes and character traits. For example, a prominent protuberance in the forehead at the position attributed to the organ of Benevolence was meant to indicate that the individual had a "well developed" organ of benevolence and would therefore be expected to exhibit benevolent behavior. 

Whether you're an aspiring head reader or you're just looking for a fun way to pass the time and impress your friends at a party, you can use this to learn, and possibly even gain insight on your friends and loved ones just by looking at their heads...

No markings so exact production date is unknown. Great aged patina - with a finish that's still slick and glossy - just the way we like'em!
A must for any Psychic's parlor, man-cave, bar, game room, lady den - or just as a cool gift and/or conversation piece in your home or office.

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Category: Statues

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