Fresco scene from the initiation ceremony at S. Capua Vetere
Stanley A. Jashemski / The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections CC BY-NC 4.0
[This second panel] (W. 0.92 m.) shows once again the blindfolded and naked alumnus with his magister behind him
. The mystes is kneeling on his right knee; his hands are tied behind his back. Pseudo-Augustine tells that the cords used for this were made of chicken gut. The mystagogus seems to be the same as in the previous panel since he is clad in a short white tunic and a shoulder cape bordered with red. His head is now better visible.