Two Nerdy History Girls: Friday Video: An Automaton in the Shape of Diana on Her Chariot, c1610

Made in Augsburg, Germany around 1610, this automaton is particularly fascinating. Not only is it a fantastic clock, with the ancient goddess Diana rolling her eyes, taking aim, and finally shooting her arrow, but her “chariot” can travel under its own power, too. According to the museum’s description:”Probably drawing inspiration from…

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