"Between lunatics and criminals there's no difference of quality, but only of graduality: they belong to the atavic stage of the mankind, but the criminal, compared to the lunatic, is included in an even more arcaic evolutionary segment."
Dr. Luigi Trinchetti
Here is presented for sale an unique object under a glass bell with wooden base, inspired by the figure of Dr. Luigi Trinchetti, medical doctor, anthropologist and psychiatrist from Turin.
Trinchetti was involved in Lombrosian theories about atavism and physiognomy, while Europe and United States were facing problems with anarchists' bombings.
The object represents the head of an executed anarchist preserved with a mixture of white arsenic and cinnabar, with a peculiar look given by the use of two vintage glass eyes to reproduce the exact eye colour of the subject.
The calvarium or upper part of the skull is missing. In fact, according to the teachings of Lombroso, it was possible to discover a lot about the nature of a deceased criminal by a close examination not only of the features, but also of the inside of the skull.
- Testa di "anarchico" sotto la cupola di vetro -
- con calotta cranica e cervello rimossi - replica interessante
- Nome scientifico
- Pertinenza CITES
- 32×20×20 cm
- 2 kg