Man and rhino's head, 17th century

Man and rhino's head, 17th century

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Caption: Man and rhino's head. 17th-century artwork comparing the appearance of a human head and that of a rhinoceros. This artwork was part of a study of physiognomy, the practice of assessing personality traits from a person's appearance. Artwork from the 1615 Italian edition of 'De humana physiognomonia' (On Human Physiognomy, 1586) by Italian scholar Giambattista della Porta (c.1535-1615).

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