Perhaps it’s just me, but when I think of phrenology, I don’t think of butterflies and dragonflies, mother’s day gifts, or attractive busts. But perhaps that’s just me.
From the NYPL:
These ceramic phrenology heads recall days when some believed that the shape of the skull indicated a person’s temperament and mental capacity. Each fascinating ceramic piece is decorated with butterflies and friendly insects. An attractive new version of the phrenology head!
How pretty 🙂
I have a ceramic phrenology head with the “areas” marked on…never thought of one with butterflies though!
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