A decorative banner with a cherub and birds.

Banner

A decorative banner with a cherub and birds.

A banner, featuring two cherubs, torches, and a shield.

Pictorial Banner

A banner, featuring two cherubs, torches, and a shield.

This doodad features centaurs and cherubs.

Centaur Doodad

This doodad features centaurs and cherubs.

A decorative divider with a cherub's face and floral ornaments.

Cherub Divider

A decorative divider with a cherub's face and floral ornaments.

A winged child holds an hourglass over a pair of birds. The hourglass usually represents the passing of time or mortality. The hourglass is has two snakes entwined around it. Sometimes snakes are used symbolically to represent eternity (since they can make a loop) or the cheating of death (it was commonly believed that snakes revitalized themselves by shedding their skin).

Cherub with Hourglass

A winged child holds an hourglass over a pair of birds. The hourglass usually represents the passing…

A Greek object, with cherubs depicted.

Greek doodad

A Greek object, with cherubs depicted.

"And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them. And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever—therefore Jehovah God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." Genesis 3:21-24 ASV
<p>Illustration of Adam and Eve being driven out of the Garden of Eden by a cherub with a sword. Adam and Eve are wearing animal skins.

Expulsion from the Garden of Eden

"And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them. And Jehovah God said,…

Floral motif with cherub

Floral motif with cherub

Floral motif with cherub

Decorative floral tailpiece with a cherub and birds, used as an ornamental footer.

Footer with Cherub

Decorative floral tailpiece with a cherub and birds, used as an ornamental footer.

An illustration of a young angel girl wearing a flower wreath and dropping flowers as she walks.

Angel Girl

An illustration of a young angel girl wearing a flower wreath and dropping flowers as she walks.

A woman with scales and a cherub.

Government Appointments

A woman with scales and a cherub.

This Cherub Head was used on a candelabrum in Certosa near Pavia, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

Cherub Head

This Cherub Head was used on a candelabrum in Certosa near Pavia, Italy during the Italian Renaissance.

This Modern Cherub Head is a design on a medallion. It is a winged angel face.

Modern Cherub Head

This Modern Cherub Head is a design on a medallion. It is a winged angel face.

This Ugly Cherub Head is a Barocco style that was found on a column in Vienna, Austria.

Ugly Cherub Head

This Ugly Cherub Head is a Barocco style that was found on a column in Vienna, Austria.

Lamp with Cherub.

Lamp with Cherub

Lamp with Cherub.

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Pinacothek, Munich.

The Madonna Della Tenda

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Pinacothek, Munich.

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna was made for the monks of Santa Maria in Organo of Verona. It can now be found in the Louvre in Paris, Italy.

The Madonna Della Vittoria

This painting is by Andrea Mantegna was made for the monks of Santa Maria in Organo of Verona. It can…

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Madrid Museum.

The Madonna with the Fish

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Madrid Museum.

Ornate divider with cherub

Ornate divider

Ornate divider with cherub

"Theocritus asserts that there is no rememdy for Love but the Muses. He then gives an account of the love of the Cyclops Polyphemus for the sea-nymph Galatea." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Polyphemus

"Theocritus asserts that there is no rememdy for Love but the Muses. He then gives an account of the…

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Museum at Naples

The Holy Family

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Museum at Naples

"On ancient monuments, the torch appears to be formed of wooden staves or twigs, either bound by a rope drawn round them in a spiral form, or surrounded by circular bands at equal distances." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Torches

"On ancient monuments, the torch appears to be formed of wooden staves or twigs, either bound by a rope…

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a woman holding a child. It is a Bas-relief that is hanging over the alter of a church in Florence, Italy.

Virgin and Child

This sculpture by the great artist, Donatello, is of a woman holding a child. It is a Bas-relief that…

An illustration of a woman holding a cherub.

Woman & Cherub

An illustration of a woman holding a cherub.

An illustration of an angel woman adorned with a flower wreath, surrounded by two cherubs and cascading flowers and butterflies.

Angel Woman

An illustration of an angel woman adorned with a flower wreath, surrounded by two cherubs and cascading…