Two Putti with a Lion

LL 125


This sculpture, along with LL 126, shows putti. Putti are chubby, toddler-like figures, especially a cherub or a cupid in Renaissance art. The term putti comes from the Latin word 'putus' meaning boy. This piece is typical of the work of Sanmartino's large studio in Naples. The putti are shown playing with a lion, one with their hand in the lion's mouth. The putti in LL 126 are holding flowers.