To the ancient Romans, favus was the sacred honeycomb, a potent symbol of abundance and inspiration; their gods were nourished with honey and roamed in caves of waxy comb. Mortals would awaken from slumber to find that bees had traced honey on their lips – a blessing from the Muses who granted poets of the time the gift of song. It was miraculous that the humble bee could perform such miracles of transformation, drawing sweetness, as it seemed to the ancients, out of thin air. Favus’ combs are linked together as a ribbon, twisting back and forth in a classical formation. It reveals itself with its simple repetition, pulling order together as it traces its shape in continuum.