The next panel shows the initiand on his knees; the assistant
mystagogue holds him by the shoulders and seems to be putting his foot on
his calves, as though he were trying to prevent him from rising. The
mystagogue, in a red cloak, is approaching the initiand and with his staff
indicating an object lying on the ground (V 194).
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
Minto, fig. 15; Leipoldt,fig. 44. See fig. 61.
The mystagogus, dressed in a white tunica with red stripes, stands with one foot
on the calfs of the kneeling myste, who holds his hands folded under his chin.
Another person, dressed in a red cloak, walking up to him, holds in hand a red
stick (sword?) towards a round object (loaf?), which lies on the ground in front
of the myste.