Roman glassblowers were skilled at creating glass objects with rich colors such as the deep blue of this glass flask. This excellent piece shows the symmetry and care given to glass objects as simple as this flask, which stands 7.5 cm from base to rim.

Glass vessels such as this flask were common throughout ancient Rome, but the bold blue color stands out among the greens and browns of many flasks and vessels from the same period. Time has attractively added color and texture to the object, both authenticating its past and providing a connection to the current.