CIMRM 193 - Initiation ceremony 5. S. Maria Capua Vetere, Italy.
In the fifth and last panel, we see the initiand stretched out on the ground as though he were dead. At his head and feet are the same two persons as before (V 193). Modern interpreters have seen here a kind of symbolic execution, taking it as a test, albeit not a life-threatening test, of courage.
These are the five panels which Clauss identifies as the initiation series, one per grade.
CIMRM 187 - Initiation ceremony 1. S. Capua Vetere, Italy.
CIMRM 188 - Initiation ceremony 2. S. Capua Vetere, Italy.
CIMRM 191 - Initiation ceremony 3. S. Capua Vetere, Italy.
CIMRM 194 - Initiation ceremony 4. S. Capua Vetere, Italy.
CIMRM 193 - Initiation ceremony 5. S. Capua Vetere, Italy.
Number of entries: 5
On the l. bench (S. side) from the entrance:
Minto, fig. 16; Leipoldt, fig. 45; CAH, Plates V 164. See fig. 60.
Between two persons walking up to him with outstretched hands, the myste lies
prostrate on the ground. On his back coils (of a snake?) are visible.