Giant Elephant: Weighing 40 tons and measuring 12 m high, this mechanical elephant, designed by François Delarozière, with hundreds of moving parts and pistons was largely made of reclaimed poplar together with steel and flapping leather ears, was operated by 22 manipulators and could carry 30 people. It was the star of the live theatre show, The Sultan's Elephant.
Bird Brain This whimsical head is sculpted out of cone 06 white earthenware. The top of the head lifts off to reveal a birds nest and eggs. The back of the head has a bird cage in the neck with a bird inside.
Head from the figure of a woman, ca. 2700–2500 b.c.; Early Cycladic I–II. Cycladic; Keros-Syros culture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Christos G. Bastis, 1964 (64.246) #noses #Connections