This sculpture comprises of a female faceless figure with drawers and also fire. The flames seems to have a life of its own and represents the concealed intensity of unconscious desire. The drawers represent the unknown of hidden secrets. The faceless female symbolizes all women as though a woman's beauty laid in her mystery. The clutch, another symbol used commonly in Dali's work. He called it "Symbol of Death" and "Symbol of Resurrection". It represents a blend of authority, stability and sexual power.
This sculpture represents a marble female torso, a body separation into two parts with a melting clock, an egg and ants. The clock conveys two messages: 1) The beauty of the flesh is temporary and will vanish. 2) Beauty of Art is timeless and eternal. The ants are reminders of human mortality. The egg symbolizes life and renewal.