There was another pattern — slate, ochre and gray — inside the tomb’s walls that reminded me of a stylized vine motif. The floral shapes made me, an amateur homebrewer, think of hops. (Could it be a crocus?)
The three-pointed leaf in between the larger buds were like a subtle version of a fleur-de-lis, though it also made me think of Italian jewler Geronimo Veroneo, one purported architect of the Taj Mahal — a myth, no doubt — because of the vine theme. Of course, it’s not as if vines only grew in Europe! (For the record, I don’t think Veroneo had anything to do with the magnificent Mughal structures built by Emperor Shah Jahan.