Phrenology cast of bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero, 1805-1832

Dublin Core

Title

Phrenology cast of bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero, 1805-1832

Subject

Boston Phrenological Society
Phrenology
Casts
Head
Roman World

Abstract

Phrenology cast of bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BCE - 43 BCE). Cast extends from top of head to neck and rests on round base. Cast is light brown in color. Face has prominent ears, nose, and chin, as well as pronounced lines around mouth, under eyes, and on forehead.

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1805-1832

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum (WAM 03522)

Format

object

Extent

1 Cast

Medium

Castings (object genre)

Type

physical object

Identifier

WAM 03522

Provenance

This phrenological cast was likely created or acquired between 1805 and 1832 by Dr. Johann Spurzheim (1776 – 1832). Dr. Spurzheim, a leader in the study of phrenology, brought his knowledge and cast collection to America in 1832. After his death, the newly formed Boston Phrenological Society possessed his collection of skulls and casts. Dr. John Collins Warren purchased the collection in 1847 after the Society’s dissolution. In 1849, Dr. Warren took physical custody of the collection and temporarily transferred it to the ‘Mastodon Rooms’ on Chestnut Street before moving the collection to its intended permanent location in the new medical school building on North Grove Street.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Phrenology cast

Physical Dimensions

20 W x 24.5 D x 31 H cm

Files

03522_v3.JPG

Citation

Unknown, “Phrenology cast of bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero, 1805-1832,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed April 3, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/index.php/items/show/18090.

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  1. 03522_v3.JPG