Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Rhombic Dodecahedron Dissected into Two Cubes, Dissected Polyhedron


This paper model of a rhombic dodecahedron has a cube at the core and six hinged square pyramids arranged with one pyramid on each face of the cube, The hinged pieces may be rearranged to form a second, congruent cube. Each cube has an arrangement of dots, so that the two together resemble a pair of dice.

Compare MA*304723.301 (smaller paper model) and MA*304723.311 and MA*304723.373 (two models together plastic version of model).

There is a drawing in 1979.3002.40 dated March 1, 1939 for "Pair-a-Dice" New Standard Size = Allow for thickness of Pyralin. Model made April 9, 1932 - pieces attached.

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Dissected Polyhedra, Science & Mathematics


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.292Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.292

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)black (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 11.2 cm x 18 cm x 12 cm; 4 13/32 in x 7 3/32 in x 4 23/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1067469

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