A collection of mosaics looted in Turkey and sold in the US have finally returned home. But in the absence of definitive information about the unidentified ageless face called The Gypsy Girl, this so-called “Mona Lisa of Turkey” becomes a blank slate on which the viewer imposes provenance and meaning, which reflects the complex identity of Turkey itself.
Source: Los Angeles Review of Books
Published: May 18, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,582 words)