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Phrenological head

Phrenology, a pseudomedicine that involves observing or feeling the skull to determine an individual’s psychological attributes. Head presented to the Barnstaple Literacy and Scientific Institute by Dr Budd.

Object details

Museum number: NDDMS 1991.417

Simple name: Phrenological Head

Material: Ceramic

Date: 1846

Collections: Social History

Location: On Display