Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Ninth Stellation of the Icosahedron

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Description
This stellation of an icosahedron has twelve spikes, each with five sides. The paper model is cut and folded. Two paper tags give Wheeler’s number for the model, 368. A pencil mark reads: April (/) 8 (/) 1919. Another pencil mark reads: 366’8 (/) (368). Wheeler listed this model among his icosahedra as I5. Wenninger refers to it as the ninth stellation of the icosahedron.
References:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 55.
A. H. Wheeler, Catalog of Models, A. H. Wheeler Papers, Mathematics Collections, National Museum of American History.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1919
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 14 cm x 18 cm x 16 cm; 5 1/2 in x 7 3/32 in x 6 5/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.204
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.204
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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