Looks like you are trying to use Inverse Clip (LPE) which is a Live Path Effect on a raster image. Unfortunately, that command only works on vector objects, not raster images.
If you want, you can create an inverse shape manually to use as a kind of inverted clip instead.
Example. Here I made a rectangle bigger than the raster image I want to clip, and then ...
In general the process is this:
Loop over your set of PNG images, and for each one:
Get the current dimensions (width & height)
Calculate the scaling factor
Apply the scale transformation
Write the new image out to disk
For step 3, the formula involves the Pythagorean theorem.
Given W = width, H = height, and R = radius of the circle, the scaling ...
InDesign is using a Typical Display setting by default, to speed things up, which is especially useful when working on large files with a lot of external links.
However, you can hit CTRL+ALT+H and this switches to the High Quality Display setting, which will render your imported Illustrator file in full sharpness.
Select those shapes under the coffin which need the hole, group them. Then select the coffin and the group and apply Object > Clip > Set Inverse. No group is needed if there's only one object which needs a hole under the coffin
Inverted clipping path deletes nothing, it makes a part transparent.
BTW you are an exceptional XY questioner, you also ...
Look at the Tool Controls Bar along the top, for the Ellipse Tool.
Hit the "Whole Ellipse" button shown highlighted in red here
Also make sure the Ellipse has a coloured fill (not white) or a stroke (not white) applied, otherwise it will be invisible! You can change the fill or stroke in the Fill and Stroke Panel (Shift+Ctrl+F).
Note that 0.92 is ...
Step 1 - Align your big circle and small circles to the center of the canvas to have a simple reference point (since we know exactly what the center of the canvas is).
Step 2 - Move all of your small circles to the desired distance from the big circle. Then select four of them and enter free transform mode (Ctrl+T). If your reference point is disabled, ...