A Game of Balloon: the Precursor to Volleyball?

Giornale Nuovo blog posted 8 fantastic paintings (circa 1626) by Adriaen van de Venne [wiki], a Dutch Baroque painter. This particular one above is A Game of Balloon, apparently a volleyball-like game of the Renaissance period.

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Volleyball was supposedly invented in Holyoke, Mass. USA in 1895. Basketball was also invented in Holyoke by Dr. Gabler, but he allowed his colleague Dr. Naismith to take the credit.
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