The Gypsy girl / Gaia mosaic found in the ancient city of Zeugma was used on Gaia’s Box. This mosaic, dated to the 2nd century AD, has become the symbol of Zeugma and is named as the Gypsy girl mosaic. However, some sources claim that this figure is Gaia, the earth god. Gaia is regarded as the first element in mythology from which god lineages emerge. Gypsy Girl Mosaic is exhibited in Gaziantep Museum today.
Zeugma ancient city, BC. It was founded by the Seleucid King Seleucus I Nicator in 300 AD, and the city came under Roman rule in the 1st century AD and took the name “Zeugma” meaning “bridge”, “passage”.
In the mosaics in the city of Zeugma; In addition to the mythological subjects of the ancient period, the subjects of sanctifying the Euphrates River, which spread abundance and fertility, were also covered. Thus, the descriptions of love, holiness and worship reflected on the mosaics related to the Euphrates river have reached the present day from two thousand years ago.
Gaia’s Box is handcrafted from green colored glass. The glass surface on which the patterns were applied was covered with 24 carat gold gilding, mosaic texture was applied to the gold-plated surface, and each mosaic piece formed was hand painted with a special glass paint.
Its production is limited to 2000 pieces.