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Heinrich Aldegrever
German, 1502–about 1561After Marcantonio Raimondi
Italian, 1470/1482–1527/1534

Fifteen Children at a Round—Dance

Engraving, 1535
2 1/16 x 6 3/8 in.
Gift of Geoffrey R. Bennett, 1962.42

Thirteen putti (figures of babies, often naked and with wings, found especially in Renaissance and Baroque art) dance in a circle to the music of two more putti on the left. One plays the viola, the other the shawm (a medieval instrument related to the oboe).
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