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19th Century Plaster Phrenology Bust

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
552
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

19th Century Plaster Phrenology Bust, delicately rendered life-size painted plaster bust with incised divisions of the cranium, each section labeled with numerals, base reading "Phrenology," ht. 13 in.

Provenance: Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, to a private Massachusetts collector.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Anthropology, Biological anthropology, Criminology, Human body, Philosophy of mind, Phren, Phrenology, Plaster, Pseudoscience, Visual arts