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Published June 23, 2011, 12:00 AM

Phrenology head


The black markings on the head decorating this small inkwell indicate where the emotions are hidden in the brain. This 5½-inch-high phrenology head was used in the first half of the 19th century. It’s one of a pair that sold for $1,750 at a Doyle New York auction. Cowles Syndicate
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