The putto (pl. putti) is a figure of a pudgy human 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 erroneously, confused with cherubim.
I have always had a passion for these sweet little angels.. I have a few special ones.. this one is over my bed. If you have any putti's I wold love for you to share your photos.. xoxox Laura