Pottery has been around since the Neolithic, more than 7000 years ago. For a long time this was formed by hand and no turntable was involved. Various techniques were used to make pots by hand, such as by joining rolls or sheets of clay together. In every period and every culture, the pottery had specific characteristics.
Typical decoration techniques in the Bronze Age and the Iron Age are the application of, for example, finger impressions, grooves or a rough surface, in which blobs of clay have been applied.
This vase is a reference to hand-formed pottery with finger imprints.
Ring depicting the Phaistos disc, an archaeological find made on the Greek island of Crete in 1908. It is believed to date from 1700 to 1600 BC. and to be related to the Minoan civilization. The disk has not yet been deciphered.
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.