Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Great Dodecahedron


This polyhedron has twelve identical intersecting pentagonal planes. The twelve vertices are also identical. The surface is one of two first described by Johannes Kepler in 1619, and now known as a Kepler-Poinsot solid.

Compare models MA.304722.027, MA.304722.174, MA.304722.499, MA.304722.653, and 1979.0102.230.


H. M. Cundy and A. P. Rollet, Mathematical Models, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1961.

Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 39.

Date Made: 1918 01 12

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.304723.653Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.653

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 3.4 cm x 3.1 cm x 3 cm; 1 11/32 in x 1 7/32 in x 1 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1073339

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