Pictures at an Exhibition

‘The World in Play’ at the Met Cloisters

Queen of Stags, from The Stuttgart Playing Cards, German, Upper Rhineland, ca. 1430, paper (six layers in pasteboard) with gold ground and opaque paint over pen and ink. H. ZWIETASCH/©LANDESMUSEUM WÜRTTEMBERG, STUTTGART

Queen of Stags, from The Stuttgart Playing Cards, German, Upper Rhineland, ca. 1430, paper (six layers in pasteboard) with gold ground and opaque paint over pen and ink.

H. ZWIETASCH/©LANDESMUSEUM WÜRTTEMBERG, STUTTGART

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.

Today’s show: “The World in Play: Luxury Cards, 1430–1540” is on view at the Met Cloisters in New York through Sunday, April 17. The exhibition features examples from the three decks of hand-painted playing cards that have survived from the late Middle Ages.

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