The Met has partnered with Lingo on this one-of-a-kind deck of playing cards inspired by the Museum's collection of countless animal representations, both real and imaginary, from the ancient world to the present day. Our animal playing cards showcase dozens of intriguing creatures—visitor favorites like "William®," the Egyptian faience hippo (ca. 1961–1878 B.C.), and lesser-known delights such as the exuberant octopus that graces a Mycenaean terracotta stirrup jar (ca. 1200–1100 B.C.)—each inviting you to take a closer look at the Museum's celebrated holdings.