Last year I posted details of an auction featuring a rare
automaton animating Davinci's painting The Last Supper. This very large automaton is attributed to Henry Phalibois and dates to around 1890 to 1920. At the time of that post, there was no video of the piece, but that has changed as you can see from the detailed video above.
The piece is going to auction once again in New Zealand on 2nd June 2011, this time at Webbs auction house. The seller very much hopes to find someone who will restore it fully and treasure it for the rare piece that it is. It may be the only one of its kind in the entire world!