Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A wonder from the age of Marie Antoinette

This wonderful object is in the Academy of Sciences in France. It was created by two Germans and presented to Marie Antoinette in 1785 and she realized what an innovative work it was ( automatons were popular and novel at that time) and placed it in the Science Academy.

The figure is reported to be a likeness of her and the object she is playing is a tympanum.

To view the video and hear it play click here:

Thanks to Catherine Delors for posting this on her blog last year.

Have a Pink day!

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