Phrenology cast of head of Eustache Belin, 1838-1842

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Title

Phrenology cast of head of Eustache Belin, 1838-1842

Subject

Boston Phrenological Society
Phrenology
Head

Abstract

Plaster phrenology cast of head of Eustache Belin. Cast is tan in color and displays Belin's head on rectangular base. Belin's eyes and mouth are closed. One large section is missing from right ear.

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1838-1842, between

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum (WAM 03235)

Format

object

Extent

1 cast

Medium

Castings (object genre)

Type

physical object

Identifier

WAM 03235

Provenance

The Boston Phrenological Society most likely acquired a copy of a Belin cast from Edinburgh Phrenological Society founder George Combe when his American lecture tour stopped in Boston in 1838. Combe derived his cast from the original cast created by the Paris Phrenological Society. Belin had lived in Paris and died there in 1835. Dr. John Collins Warren purchased the Boston Phrenological Society's 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

17 W x 21 D x 30 H cm

Files

03235_v3.JPG

Citation

Unknown, “Phrenology cast of head of Eustache Belin, 1838-1842,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed August 11, 2022, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18075.

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