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

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.
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.
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Object Name
geometric model
date made
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 14 cm x 18 cm x 16 cm; 5 1/2 in x 7 3/32 in x 6 5/16 in
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Science & Mathematics
Mathematical Association of America Objects
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Mathematical Association of America Objects
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
general reference
Wheeler, A.H.. List of Wheeler Models
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