The Met is home to countless representations of animals, both real and imaginary, from the ancient world to the present day. This deck of cards showcases 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.