Putti

Putto comes from the Latin word putus, meaning ‘lad’ or ‘boy’. Putti are nude, sometimes winged figures of infants (usually little boys), who feature in painting and sculpture. The Greek god of love, Eros, is often depicted as such a chubby winged child. Putti were especially popular in the Renaissance and served to enliven a composition. When depicted with bow and arrow, putti represent earthly love.

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