[poo-toh; Italian poot-taw]
- a representation of a cherubic infant, often shown winged.
Origin of putto
1635–45; < Italian: literally, boy < Latin putus
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Historical Examples of putto
Thayr surnames be putto lest any man hereafter shuld vsurpe any D iiij.cause of thayr prayse.The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion
The Child is almost the putto on the right in the Redentore picture, but somewhat more bony.
- a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, esp in baroque painting or sculptureSee also amoretto
Word Origin for putto
from Italian, from Latin putus boy
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