Phrenology head cane

Unknown Maker, American, 19th century


about 1850

Elephant ivory handle, hardwood shaft, white metal and iron ferrule

Overall: 34 1/8 × 1 1/4 in. (86.7 × 3.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith D. and Charles H. Hood, Class of 1951



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Cane

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Tradewind Antiques, Danvers, Mass., “Antique Cane Auction,” September 28, 2002, lot 90; sold to Judith D. and Charles H. Hood (1929-2016), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, 2002; given to present collection, 2016.

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