Poster with a wonderful view of some of the most important monuments in the Turkish capital Istanbul. The photo was taken from the Hagia Sofia, the cathedral founded in the sixth century, which was later transformed into a mosque. In the background is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque. This huge mosque was founded between 1606 and 1616 by Sultan Ahmed I. In the foreground are tombs where the deceased sultans and relatives were buried.
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.