18th century Italian gold leaf putto adorned with baroque pearls. A Putto is a cherub figure frequently appearing in both mythological and religious paintings and sculptural works, especially of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This piece was once used as part of a decorative angelic depiction in a historic Italian church. The natural-forming baroque pearls adorn the neck of the putto, creating a necklace that perfectly coordinates with the gilded angel.
Together, the putto and baroque pearls create a historically significant yet contemporary work of old and new.
Size: 7" high x 5" wide x 3.5" deep