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Initiation Ceremony of the Eleusinian Mysteries


The candidate and his aged initiator shown standing on the brink of a chasm dividing the world of the living from the dead. Above the yawning cleft hovers the figure of Ceres, carrying the two torches which light her way through the gloom of the nether world.  She pleads for the liberation of her daughter Persephone, whom Hades has abducted and would force to become his queen.|  11″ x 17″