Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedra in Icosahedron


The outside of this model is a regular icosahedron made of transparent green plastic. Four disjoint polyhedra , each with twelve triangular faces, are inscribed in the icosahedron. These are made of paper.

A mark on one face of the icosahedron reads: Pentagonal (/) Dodecahedron (/) Jan 29 - Feb 1 (/) 1936.

Date Made: 1936 02 01

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.304723.490Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.490

Object Name: Geometric ModelOther Terms: Geometric Model; Pentagonal Dodecahedron in Icosahedron

Physical Description: paper (overall material)plastic (overall material)green (overall color)tan (overall color)cut and glued (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 5.5 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm; 2 5/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1071231

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