A cherubic naked body. (Martindale, Andrew. Gothic Art, 269)
a winged child - like an angel or cherub
A very young nude boy, sometimes with wings, often seen cavorting in renaissance style works. Plural, putti.
Statue of naked chubby baby; similar to a cherub with no wings
A decorative naked cherub, renaissance in origin and inspired by rendering of Eros.
The singular of PUTTI.
A representation of a small boy, cherub or cupid in baroque sculpture or painting
The putto is a figure of a pudgy baby, almost always male, often naked and having wings, found especially in Italian Renaissance art. The figure derives from Ancient art but was "rediscovered" in the early Quattrocento. These images are frequently, and errantly, confused with cherubs.Art historian Juan Carlos Martinez writes: "Originally, Cherubs and Putti had distinctly different roles, with the former being sacred, and the latter, profane.