Piping Putti

Another… ‘unusual’  conversation heard only here:

Me: “Hey, Annabelle… does this look like a putti to you?”

Annabelle: *manages only a blank stare that means ‘not so much’.*

Me: ” It would probably help if he had wings… but…”

Annabelle: *gifts a putty pity pat before returning to her writing*

So… basically what we’ve got here is a short dude rocking a horn.

And apparently the singular of putti is putto.


The title stays.

About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified


76 thoughts on “Piping Putti

  1. Well done – love the colour and tone. I need a pithy retort to put my punning tongue to the test. Alas all I can hear is a golden pipe playing, “It’s only Putti Love.”.

  2. I had to look the word up also 😀 I’ve probably seen the word before but skipped over it…who knows? I’m justifying…lol…so as not to appear too unlearned 🙂

    • I probably should have Googled putti before I had that conversation…
      but why deprive Annabelle of a bit of entertainment, right?!
      He is one of several sculptures lining a skylight of sorts at the St. Louis Municipal Theater (I looked for more info, but had a difficult time finding much). Sorry, I meant to include that before, but it completely slipped my mind somehow!

  3. I wish I was a neighbor drinking a cup of coffee with you guys and listening to your conversations… YOU GUYS CRACK ME UP!!!
    Ah,, yes.. that putti piping or piping putty is too cute!! Oh, wait it’s a PUTTO…. wow… that sound like a bad word in Spanish…lol a putto pinping is not good hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

    • Hahaha… never a dull moment, Juana – that is for sure!
      Hahaha again! I took two years of Spanish in high school, but I don’t think my teacher ever added that one to our vocabulary list (although I’ve definitely overheard it somewhere before)!

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