Monday, November 22, 2010

The Face of the Devil

I found this on Wikimedia, and the picture is by Giovanni Dall'Orto.

The description says it is the "head of an Italian automaton (The Devil), carved in wood, 15th and 16th centuries, from the Wunderkammer owned by Ludovico Settala. It could roll its eyes and move its tongue, emit a noise and spit smoke from the mouth. Applied Arts Collections Museum in the Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy."

Below is a full-body shot, also from Dall'Orto:

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