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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. photo by Stox-Ideas Playground #Elephant #The _Sultans_Elephant #Francois_Delaroziere #Stox_Ideas_Playground

Dancing Ganesha, 10th century. India (Madhya Pradesh); Kalacuri. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2007 (2007.480.2) #dance

Diptych with the Coronation of the Virgin and the Last Judgment, ca. 1260-70. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1970 (1970.324.7a, b) | Intended for the private contemplation and devotion of its owner, this palm-size ivory diptych illustrates both the reward of salvation and the consequence of damnation. #cloisters