Bring Me The Skull Of The Marquis De Sade

No, wait, got it right here:

skull of de sade

Or, you know, not. If you look closely, that’s not a skull, though it is a vaguely skull-shaped object. This blog post from 2012 says the photo above “has been floating around the internet without a definite provenance” and might be a photo of a plaster mold of de Sade’s skull found in the anthropology laboratory of France’s Musee de l’Homme. The original skull itself? Apparently last seen in the possession of world-traveling phrenologist and showman named Johann Spurzheim, who died in Boston of typhoid in 1832.

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