Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler or a Student, Dodecahedron and Icosahedron


The faces of this cut and folded tan paper model are twelve pentagrams (star-shaped figured) that would fit in plans of a regular dodecahedron and twenty equilateral triangles (the triangles are cut). a mark on the model reads: 476. Another mark reads: Donovan (/) 4/9/34.

Compare MA.304723.270 and MA.304723.271.

Wenninger calls it a small ditrigonal Icosidodecahedron.


Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 106

Date Made: 1934 04 09

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.304723.271Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.271

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 7 cm x 9 cm x 9.5 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1067366

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