Mechanical Lion

Leonardo made an autonomous mechanical lion which opened to reveal lillies and other flowers, symbolizing the bond between 2 powerful families of Florence and France, with the lion representing Florence and the flowers France. The original mechanical lion has been lost, but a replica hhas een made at the Chateau du Clos Luce and Parc. The original lion could supposedly walk, move its head, and reveal the flowers hidden inside its body. 

Image Source:

Gallagher, Paul. "Leonardo Da Vinci's Incredible Mechanical Lion and History's first Programmable Computer"., 14 September 2013. Accessed 8 March 2018

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Event date:

The middle of the month Summer 1515