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Digitus Callidum

"Nimble Fingers"

1998

Copper, brass, lead, leather
17” x 9.5” x 8”

A faux 19th century medical device for measuring and plotting one's dexterity. Based on the science of phrenology, this device was a scientific means to determine a subject's level of aristocracy through external physical traits.