The skull attributed to Mozart—craniosynostosis or not?
Article first published online: 29 APR 2005
Copyright © 1994 Wiley-Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume 94, Issue 2, pages 263–268, June 1994
How to Cite
Hauser, G. and Kritscher, H. (1994), The skull attributed to Mozart—craniosynostosis or not?. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 94: 263–268. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1330940209
- Issue published online: 29 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 29 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 DEC 1993
- Manuscript Received: 18 MAR 1993
- “Mozart” skull;
- Hypostotic growth
The results of a detailed morphological analysis of the skull attributed to Mozart are presented which refute a recent claim that the skull as well as several of Mozart's portraits show indications of uncomplicated trigonocephaly. These indications according to the present analysis are within the limits of normal variation and derive from retention of part of the long arm of the anterior fontanelle.