Named after the composer Giacomo Puccini, who donated the body from his bust so that I could append a deer’s skull to it. (Parts of the head can be found in the piece Giacomo.)
The dome is Victorian, and was made to house a taxidermy object, and in a sense that’s what it’s doing here. Hanging on the left is a crocodile tail in a test-tube. You’ll find the front end of the crocodile in Oriana.
The base once belonged to a standard lamp.