page 386 : "De balena vero sufficit, si rex habeat caput, et regina caudam."
Bracton, l. 3, c. 3.
Latin from the books of the Laws of England, which taken along with the context, means, that of all whales captured by anybody on the coast of that land, the King, as Honorary Grand Harpooner, must have the head, and the Queen be respectfully presented with the tail. A division which, in the whale, is much like halving an apple; there is no intermediate remainder.
12" by 7"
acrylic paint, collage and ink on construction paper
September 24, 2010