“An automaton of a monk, 15 inches in height. Driven by a key-wound spring, the monk walks in a square, striking his chest with his right arm, raising and lowering a small wooden cross and rosary in his left hand, turning and nodding his head, rolling his eyes, and mouthing silent obsequies. From time to time, he brings the cross to his lips and kisses it. After over 400 years, he remains in good working order.
FCBTC / Tipu’s Tiger, a life-size, working mechanical organ. That happens to be shaped like a tiger eating a man. When cranked, you can hear the tiger growling happily as the man wails in agony. The tiger automaton was made for Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in South India from 1782-1799.
Tipu's Tiger - Victoria and Albert Museum
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