09/19/2013 08:47 am ET Updated Nov 19, 2013

82nd & Fifth: IDOLIZED by Diana Craig Patch

Ancient Egyptian statuettes needed to live in a house, and be fed, clothed, and made happy; in turn, they kept the world working. "This piece spoke to me when I realized, you don't need a single written word, three thousand years later, we can understand the same language," says curator Diana Craig Patch.

Take a closer look at this two-inch-high statuette.