One wall panel had a deceptively straightforward pattern of five-pointed stars, 10-pointed stars and three-pointed half-stars, all done with semiprecious stones inlaid into marble wall surfaces.
Another pattern, in gray, slate blue, ochre and speckled earth tones, was easy to overlook as a simplified floral-and-star pattern. But look more closely, and there appears to be a mathematical component to it all. From the six-petal pale yellow floral shape to the bluish circle in its center, along with alternating color intervals, to its 12-pointed “halo,” orbited by a dozen clusters of diamond trios.
Does that even make sense without a photo?
I’m not sure, but the longer I stared at it, the more it occurred to me that there might even be a message contained within the patterns — all related, yet all unique. Maybe it was a mathematical message, or a signature of some sort.
Regardless, it was quite a puzzle that would seem to require time to decipher.