Dali was very keen on fabulous animals and often included them in his Works. This anthropomorphic sculpture follows the tradition of medieval literature and engravings.
Dali’s animals take on forms, which, in accordance to his particular concept of the transformation of things and beings, are generally chimerical or endowed with esoteric or Surreal significance.
Dali was impressed by the spectacular achievements towards the conquest of space and the cosmos of his time. In Addition to the metaphysical-cosmic associations so characteristic to him, Dali has included the most concrete and objective aspects of making man’s ancient dream of dominating the Universe a reality.