On 16th street at the Mission Dolores Basilica. Photo by Robert Livingston

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What is a putto? It is the singular of putti and a synonym of a cherub.

References:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7646269,-122.4269414,3a,47.6y,155.63h,102.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sCkpJZcjUhD3ujaoQVaBgeQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putto

http://www.speel.me.uk/gp/cherubs.htm

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  1. Ah, “Putto”: A representation of a child (See cupid, cherub) in Renaissance art. (Doing my best Johnny Carson imitation: I did not know that!) had to look it up. Haha! Smarter than I was when I woke up this morning. Cheers!

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