This was a popular Greek and Roman way to depict the creators -- a god and goddess with spirits/cherubs "bearing them up". It obviously influenced Michelangelo.
I have heard art experts say oh no, there are no pagan influences in Christian art. And no feminine deities. Artists didn't hide clues in their work. What looks like a woman isn't a woman, what looks like a goddess isn't a goddess. There's no such thing! No such thing. We are supposed to blindly believe their “scholarship” and disbelieve our own eyes, not to mention deny common sense. So when you hear some expert pooh-pooh the obvious – don't you believe it.