Set of sixty miniature heads used in phrenology

Made:
1831 in England
maker:
William Bally
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Wooden case containing 60 small phrenological heads, by William Bally, Manchester or Dublin, 1831. Detail, black
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden case containing 60 small phrenological heads, by William Bally, Manchester or Dublin, 1831. Black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Selection of 9 heads from wooden case containing 60 small phrenological heads, by William Bally, Manchester or Dublin,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden case containing 60 small phrenological heads, by William Bally, Manchester or Dublin, 1831. From a colour
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden case containing set of 60 small phrenological heads, by William Bally, Manchester or Dublin, 1831

Full set of sixty miniature heads designed for learning the positions of the phrenological organs in a wide variety of differently shaped heads with each head displaying one or more well-developed and/or deficient organs. The set was endorsed by Bally's friend Johann Gaspar Spurzheim (1776-1832) the co-founder of phrenology who also wrote the notes for each head in the accompanying booklet.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Materials:
incomplete, pine (wood) and plaster
Identifier:
A642804
type:
phrenological head
credit:
Spendlove