The craftsmen of Ancient Rome were constantly innovating to perfect their methods, while reaching new heights of early artistry. The swooping ribbons on the body of the amber glass jar may seem like a simple stylized effect, yet it represent the fine work of a dedicated glassblower using the most rudimentary of tools to create a truly unique piece of filled with ancient beauty.

Only 7 cm in height, this squat jar would have held the perfumes or ointments used daily to embellish the scent or cheeks of an ancient Roman citizen.