The Cycladic culture in the Greek islands dates back to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. The statuette of a harp player from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, found on the island of Keros, was the inspiration for this statue. It dates from 2800 to 2300 BC
This candle holder is a reference to the bossed beaker. These are glass beakers that occur in late 16th-century or 17th-century archaeological contexts. The wall of the bossed beaker is decorated with a relief pattern in the form of drops, tears, diamonds, warts or … bosses. Just like with this candle holder.