Automaton Clock in the Form of Diana on Her Chariot

Two leopards, a monkey, a bird, and more come to life on this elaborate clock. Produced in association with The Luxury of Time: European Clocks and Watches, on view November 16, 2015–March 27, 2016.

Featured Object:
Automaton clock in the shape of Diana on her chariot, ca. 1610. South Germany, probably Augsburg. Gilt bronze and silver; dials: enamel; case: ebony and gilt bronze; movement: iron and brass. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Gift of Mrs. Laird Shields Goldsborough in memory of Mr. Laird Shields Goldsborough, B.A. 1924 (1951.19.2a-b)

Video by Sandra Luckow and the Digital Media Center for the Arts at Yale University

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