Geometric Model by Robert Evans, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Stella Octangula in Cube


In this tan cut and folded paper model, the eight points of a stella octangula (e.g. a compound of two tetrahedra, known also as a stellated octahedron) coincide with the eight vertices of a surrounding skeletal cube.A tag on the model reads: 99. A mark reads: Robert B. Evans Mar 26, 1928

Compare MA.304723.086, MA.304723.087, 1979.0102.173, and MA.304723.132 (the first three models lack the cube).


Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 37.

Date Made: 1928 03 26

Unspecified: Wheeler, Albert HarryMaker: Evans, Robert

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.132Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.132

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 9 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm; 3 17/32 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 17/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1065863

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