Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Regular Star Icosahedron or Eighth Stellation of the Icosahedron


A stellation of a regular polyhedron is a polyhedron with faces formed by extending the sides of the faces of the regular polyhedron. One may understand this tan paper model as showing parts of twenty three-pointed stars, erected on the twenty triangular faces of a regular icosahedron. The stars meet in a total of twelve points. Only six of the nine triangular faces of each star appear, making for a model with 120 triangular faces.

A mark on the model reads: 367 (/) Ic. A second mark reads: Regular Star Icosohedron (/) 7th Species. A third mark reads: A. Harry Wheeler (/) Dec-25-1923.

Compare MA.304723.192, MA.304723.206, MA.304723.207, 1979.0102.093 and 1979.0102.306.


Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 54.

Date Made: 1923 12 25

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.192Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.192

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 14.3 cm x 19 cm x 16 cm; 5 5/8 in x 7 15/32 in x 6 5/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1066697

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