Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Icosidodecahedron


The ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes enumerated the eighteen regular and semi-regular solids, and they are known as Archimedean solids in his honor.

The faces of this white cut and glued plastic model are twelve regular pentagons and twenty equilateral triangles A mark on the object reads: 14 (/) AIX. It is an Archimedean solid, number IX among Wheeler's Archimedean solids and number 14 in his general list of models.

Compare MA.304723.058, MA.304723.436, MA.304723.448, and MA.304723.465.


Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 26

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

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.304723.465Catalog Number: 304723.465Accession Number: 304723

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)white (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 6.8 cm x 10 cm x 8.5 cm; 2 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 11/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1069477

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