Amorini



a putto represented as an infant cupid.
Historical Examples

A troubadour and a singing girl amuse them with songs, amorini flutter around them and wave their torches.
Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies

It soon degenerated into “earthly loves” and “cupids,” or amorini as they were termed and as we now understand them.
Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art John Vinycomb

A clock case, white porcelain, of rock and scroll work, with flowers and groups of amorini.
The Industrial Arts in Spain Juan F. Riao

Drawings were made and approved: a few months afterwards the amorini were set up in the gardens.
The Mirrors of Downing Street Harold Begbie

His work is often excessively flamboyant and over-elaborate; he revelled in amorini and swags, arabesques and cartouches.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 4 Various

Beneath the lintel two caps with amorini of the fifteenth or sixteenth century have been inserted.
The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson

Note how he hangs his swags, and swings his amorini, from the horizontal borders.
The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee

The chariots are driven by amorini, who are not attending to what they are about, and drive over one another.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

In the lunettes of the ceiling are amorini, with the attributes of those gods who have done homage to the power of Love.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

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