Exemplary Pair of 18th century German Carved Winged Putti Cherubs Angels(237 views)
Description: An exemplary pair of 18th century German carved pine winged cherubs, situated as if they are soaring up, the one having his left arm up, the other his right. These angelic figures are often referred to as putti figures. The putto, plural putti, is a nude, chubby child figure, often with wings, frequently appearing in both mythological and religious paintings and sculpture, especially of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The word putto comes from Latin. Often times putti figures, Italian in origin, are called cherubs. However, historically, cherubs and putti had different roles. Cherubs are angels and represent sacred love, holding the highest angelic order in Heaven, and thus closest to God. While putti figures arise from Greco-Roman classical mythos (i.e. non-Christian) and represent secular, non-religious love, as between two people. Putti are associated with Cupid as well as with Erato, the muse of lyric and love poetry. In either case, a putto?s presence symbolizes love, whether divine or of a more earthly nature. Cupid is known for his mischievous desire to shoot his arrows into the hearts of unsuspecting victims, resulting in the victim falling madly in love with the first person he saw. At Musing Antiques LLC we adore our pair of mischievous Cupids. We know you will fall in love with their charming faces and beautiful patina. For more pictures go to www.musingantiques.com.
Condition Report: Wear consistent with age and use. Some repairs, chips, and newer attachments to back so that they can be hung on a wall. See pictures as they are a part of the condition report!
Dimensions: 11.50 inches high, 8 inches wide / long and 5.50 inches deep.