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Ivory Phrenologist's Cane Head
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, 19th century. An ivory cane head serving as a phrenologist's chart in the form of a human head with the skull divided into numbered sections and a list of corresponding labels around the base, mounted on a wooden pillar; ht. 6.75 in.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan
Sold: $3,360.00
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