The Cycladic culture in the Greek islands dates back to the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. The statue is inspired by the countless idols from the early Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). They are schematically depicted human figures.
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.