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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Ten Regular Tetrahedra Inscribed in a Regular Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Ten Regular Tetrahedra Inscribed in a Regular Dodecahedron

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Description
Wheeler made several models of intersecting polyhedra, including this large tan paper cut and folded model showing the union of ten tetrahedra. The resulting surface could be inscribed in a regular dodecahedron.
A mark reads: Ten Regular Tetrahedra Inscribed in a (/) Regular Dodecahedron (/) A. Harry Wheeler (/) July 2 1918.
Compare 304723.223, MA.304723.229, and MA.304723.119. For a different compound of ten tetrahedra, see MA.304723.108.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1918
1918 07 02
associated dates
1918 07 02 / 1918 07 02
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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: 16.6 cm x 16.6 cm x 20 cm; 6 17/32 in x 6 17/32 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.119
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.119
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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