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Author: Dawn Hoskin (Assistant Curator)
Last week we decided how to make a putto fly.A putto (plural putti) is a figure represented in art as a chubby male child, often nude and sometimes with wings. This particular putto is a statuette made from limewood which was then painted and gilded. He was made in South Germany around 1755-60 and will be featuring in a display on Christianity in the Age of Enlightenment.He probably once formed...