Malevolent Putti Dissecting A Dog

Speaking of malevolent putti, as I was below, here is a picture of a pair of them dissecting a dog. Elsewhere in the image, of which this is a detail, another couple of cherubs are examining the entrails of a freshly-slaughtered hare. So, for your own good, don’t be taken in by their oh-so-cutesy appearance!


From the Wellcome Library, via Holly Tucker at the splendid Wonders & Marvels.

2 thoughts on “Malevolent Putti Dissecting A Dog

  1. On the contray, it’s nice to see them engaged in some sort of intellectual activity, rather than hanging around clouds like bored teenagers. It is at their most cute I find them at their most malevolent.

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