"The Magic Flute" - Bro. Alberti and the Frontispiece of the Libretto on the Occasion of the First Performance in the Year 1791 (Page 21).

Fissure with fragments

Behind the head a fissure is suspected, from which fragments of pillars and walls are rising. Are they perhaps fragments of the pillars of Henoch or Hermes, in which the worldly-wisdom was locked in? Or do they symbolize the destroyed temple of Solomon? We only can suppose.

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