The title ‘Schism’ points to the fissures over the brittle deep green surface of the object. It was prompted here in particular by the crack across the outward offering- channel above the depiction of the offering-table, alerting us to the fragility of the archaeological find.

Sarah Maguire, Poet-translator

* Garmasis, is a coloured sheet of silky fabric, worn (rapped around), (in the past) by the bride on her wedding night, specially on the night of consummation of marriage, it represents a subtle, unspoken symbol, among others, of sexual activeness within marriage, and usually part of the things that a new bride must have in her wardrobe when she go to live with her husband.

Atef Alshaer, Literal Translator