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This tiny Egyptian statue was created to house the spirit of a god

Sep 10, 2013 2 MINUTES
"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."

Curator Diana Craig Patch on the statuette "Cult Image of the God Ptah."

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Karin L. Willis

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