Fun Stuff August 02, 2013
This is a 17th century robotic drinking game. No joke.
Imagine it’s 1620 and you’re at a super VIP soiree….it’s fancy and all but the music sucks and the drinks are weak. Your host needs to pick up the energy so they reach for this gadget, pop the stag’s head off and fill its hollow body with the strongest booze they can find. They then set it down, wind it up, and send it zigzagging across the table. It lands in front of you and you know that means it’s time to chug (it ALL). Rinse and repeat. PARTY SAVED.
Link to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s page on the piece: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/120008332
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