In the mosaics of the city of Zeugma, reaching the present day from 2000 years before, not only the mythological themes of the ancient period but the subject of sanctification of the Euphrates River, which spread abundance and plentitude, was also depicted. When the mosaic called ‘Gypsy Girl’ was found in her hidden place during the rescue excavations in 1998-1999, archaeologists realized that the area had been looted and some parts of the mosaics were missing. It was later discovered that, these missing pieces once located there, had been smuggled out of Turkey by historical artifact traffickers during the 1960s and they had been purchased by Bowling Green University in Ohio, USA. The pieces were officially requested back from the University in 2012. Considered among the most impressive historical artifacts of Turkey, the missing pieces of the “Gypsy Girl” mosaic were eventually brought back to the country from the United States after 58 years. As a result of diligent efforts, 12 pieces of the approximately 2,000-year-old mosaic were reclaimed to the Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep. The 12 mosaic pieces stolen from the border of the Gypsy Girl mosaic contain depiction of figures such as satyr, pan mask, partridge, Indian peafowl, and maenad mask. On the Mosaic Vase, 6 bird figures in these 12 pieces were stylized. Mosaic Vase is produced from handmade glass and all of the relief patterns on it are decorated by using gold and antiquated paints.
Diameter : 18,3 cm
Height : 22 cm
Product origin : Turkey
It is recommended to use a dry cloth to clean it. It should not come into contact with a damp cloth or water