Plaster Cast of an Ancient Egyptian Skull, Collected by Samuel G. Morton (1799-1851)

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Title

Plaster Cast of an Ancient Egyptian Skull, Collected by Samuel G. Morton (1799-1851)

Subject

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851
Craniology
Craniometry

Description

These are images taken of the plaster cast of an Ancient Egyptian skull that belonged to Samuel G. Morton's crania collection. This is one of twelve skulls that Morton considered to be "typical skulls." It was used to decipher a standardized craniometrics measurement system with John Collins Warren. This artifact is part of the Warren Anatomical Museum collection. On the forehead of the skull is the number 3 etched into the skull - a mark from Morton. On the right side of the crania is a raised area that says "├ćncient Egyptiana." Red chalk marks 3180 on the front of the skull which is the Warren Anatomical Museum number for the plaster cast. Lastly, there is no mandible with the skull.

Abstract

A plaster cast created from the skull of an Ancient Egyptian.

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. For use information, contact the Warren Anatomical Museum Curator at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Accessing collections in the Warren Anatomical Museum and the Warren Anatomical Museum archive requires advanced notice. Please submit a request to Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu to access the displayed item

Format

object

Extent

4 photographs (1 plaster cast)

Type

physical object

Identifier

Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number: 03180

Files

03180_v3.JPG
03180_v4.JPG
03180_v5.JPG
03180_v6.JPG

Citation

“Plaster Cast of an Ancient Egyptian Skull, Collected by Samuel G. Morton (1799-1851),” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed August 15, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/26403.

Transcribe This Item

  1. 03180_v3.JPG
  2. 03180_v4.JPG
  3. 03180_v5.JPG
  4. 03180_v6.JPG