Shark's head, 17th century

Shark's head, 17th century

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Caption: Shark's head, 17th-century artwork. This artwork was published in 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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