metoposcopy


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metoposcopy

(ˌmɛtəʊˈpɒskəpɪ)
n
the prediction of a person's fortune, or the reading of a person's character, through the examination of the forehead or face
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metoposcopy

the art or science of physiognomy; the attempt to discern a person’s character from the study of the facial features. — metoposcopist, n., — metoposcopic, metoposcopical, adj.
See also: Facial Features
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metoposcopy

A method of assessing character and fortune from lines on the forehead.
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Vanessa Ivette Corredera focused on the use of "astrological physiognomy" in Tamburlaine, a reading of alleged astral characters visible on the body for fortune-telling purposes, such as "the hand (known as chiromancy) or the forehead (known as metoposcopy), in order to discern his or her fortune" (30) This adjunct to humoral theory concerns the first rather than the second play.
The premodern sciences explored in this historiographical enterprise include complexional physiology, physiognomics (physiognomy, chiromancy, metoposcopy), astrology, and, to a lesser degree, alchemy.
The descriptions of less familiar or forgotten works often amaze, such as Richard Saunders's work on metoposcopy, "the art of reading the hieroglyphics of the soul on the page of the face" which discusses what the position of facial moles reveals.