Phrenology cast of head of Dr. Philippe Pinel, 1826-1832

Dublin Core

Title

Phrenology cast of head of Dr. Philippe Pinel, 1826-1832

Subject

Boston Phrenological Society
Phrenology
Casts
Head

Abstract

Phenology cast of head of Dr. Philippe Pinel (1745-1826). Cast is large and white and extends from top of the head to base of the neck where it is seated on round base. Eyes and mouth are closed and face is relaxed.

Creator

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832

Date Created

1826-1832, between

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum (WAM 03550)

Format

object

Extent

1 Cast

Medium

Castings (object genre)

Type

physical object

Identifier

WAM 03550

Provenance

This phrenological cast was likely created between 1826 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

19 W x 25 D x 31 H cm

Files

03550_v2.JPG

Citation

Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar), 1776-1832 , “Phrenology cast of head of Dr. Philippe Pinel, 1826-1832,” OnView, accessed July 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18095.