Table automaton in the form of Diana on a stag, Jacob Miller (edelsmid), c. 1613 - c. 1615

Table automaton in the form of Diana on a stag, Jacob Miller (edelsmid), c. 1613 - c. 1615

gilding, h 62.3cm × w 25.0cm × d 12.8cm More details

This is an expensive toy for the entertainment of dinner guests. It can roll over the table, since the base of the ‘sculpture’ has wheels and a movement to propel it forward. The head of the stag can be removed and its body filled with wine. The guest in front of whom Diana stops may take the first drink.

On display in room 2.3

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