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Snowball Battles Of The Middle Ages In Paintings

Allegory of Winter by Ambrogio Lorenzetti fresco in the Palazzo Publico in Siena, c. 1338-1340

Snowball fights are a time-honored tradition that has probably been going on forever. These frescoes and paintings from the middle ages people frolicking and having snowball battles in the snow. Clearly, they did their battles dressed in robes and like bosses.

Book of Hours, 16th century

Climate of snow and ice, Tacuinum Sanitatis c. 1390-1400
Conrad, ten years, playing in the snow, in the Trachtenbuch Schwartz, 1561
Census at Bethlehem by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1566
December, the Book of Hours of Adelaide de Savoie, c. 1460-1465
Details of the fresco in January at the Castello del Buonconsiglio, c. 1405-1410
Details of the fresco in January at the Castello del Buonconsiglio, c. 1405-1410

Via Larsdatter, Retronaut, LaBoiteVerte

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