Geometric Model by Robert Curtis, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Union of Six Tetrahedra

Geometric Model by Robert Curtis, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Union of Six Tetrahedra

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Description
This cut and folded tan paper model represents the union of six regular tetrahedra is such a way that (if the model were in good condition) the vertices would be inscriptible in a cube. A paper tag on the model reads: 56. Another mark reads: Robert Curtis (/) 5/16/38.
Compare MA.304723.098 and MA.304723.099.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Tetrahedra, Union of 6
date made
1938
1938 05 16
associated dates
1938 05 16 / 1938 05 16
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Curtis, Robert L.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 10.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 12 cm; 4 1/8 in x 4 17/32 in x 4 23/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.098
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.098
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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