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Putto Poised on a Globe (c.1480)

A sculpture called “Putto Poised on a Globe”in the National Gallery seems to evoke our times even though it is over 500 years old.   A “putto” (per Wikipedia) is a toddler boy, not a cherub. This sculpture, however, –made of “unbaked clay”– has survived more than half a millennium without damage.

Illustration: Watercolor and ink sketch of

Illustration: Watercolor and ink sketch on mixed media paper by Black Elephant Blog author… of “Putto Poised on a Globe” sculpture (c. 1480) in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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