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November 7, 2010

Eye C What U Think

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One Good Eye - Carved Wooden Painted Phrenology Head

A rare carved Phrenologist's head, used as a table top model illustrating the properties associated with various parts of the head. Carved and painted with inked descriptions along the scalp. Sensitive rendering of the face and inlaid glass eyes add to its presence. c. 1870 10" h.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 7, 2010 5:15 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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