"The Magic Flute" - Bro. Alberti and the Frontispiece of the Libretto on the Occasion of the First Performance in the Year 1791 (Page 26).

Survey of the arch

Paul Nettl, having been a Mozart researcher in Prague, thinks that the etching shows the entrance region of the initiating rooms. "The five-pronged star is hanging from the ceiling. It is the sign of the second degree whereas the hour-glass is the sign of the third degree."

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