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Medieval Snowballs


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


Details from the January fresco at Castello Buonconsiglio, c. 1405-1410

Climate snow and ice, Tacuinum Sanitatis c. 1390-1400

 Book of hours, second quarter of the 16th-century

Conrad, age ten, plays in the snow, in the Schwartz Trachtenbuch, 1561

Details from the January fresco at Castello Buonconsiglio, c. 1405-1410

 The Census at Bethlehem by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1566