Phrenology Model Stock Photo 116758835Animal Body Part,Animal Head,Animal Skull,Artificial,Bumpy,Color Image,Colored Background,Diagnostic Medical Tool,False,Green Background,Healthcare And Medicine,History,Model,No People,Photography,Phrenology Head,Seagull,Studio Shot,VerticalPhotographer LAWRENCE LAWRYCollection: Vetta Phrenology model of a head. The pseudo-science of phrenology was based on the belief that a person's intellect and personality were related to the shape of their skull and scalp. This theory was proposed by the German physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828). It was popular in the nineteenth century. This model shows the characteristics associated with particular areas of the skull.