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In the West Building of National Gallery of Art there is a pretty stone fountain in the middle of East and West Garden Court. The Cherub fountain in my picture depicts the two "baby angels" playing an ancient stringed instrument, a lyre, I guess.
A cherub originally is a supernatural entity mentioned several times in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), Old Testament and the Book of Revelation (the last canonical book of the New Testament in the Bible). In medieval Catholic theology the Cherubs are one of the highest ranks in the hierarchy of angels. They have become synonyms of angels and especially of baby angels.
Cherubins are frequently represented as infants in Christian-inspired art, as I could see in innumerable church frescoes and in the work Renaissance painters such as Raphael. The image was often reduced to the head and wings
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