Peasants Playing Skittles- Jan Steen

Peasants Playing Skittles: Jan Steen

Peasants Playing Skittles is a 1655 painting by the Dutch Golden Age artist Jan Steen. This work is located in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.

The game of Skittles refers to a traditional European lawn game that involves knocking down pins, known as skittles, with a wooden ball. Skittles is believed to have originated in England and has been played for centuries in various forms across different regions.

The game typically consists of a set of wooden pins, usually cylindrical in shape and varying in number. The number of pins can vary depending on the specific variant being played, but a common configuration is nine pins arranged in a diamond pattern. Each pin is marked with a number, usually from one to nine, to indicate its value.

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