Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stella Octangula in Cube

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stella Octangula in Cube

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Description
In this tan cut and folded paper model, the eight points of a stella octangula (e.g. a compound of two tetrahedra, known also as a stellated octahedron) coincide with the eight vertices of a surrounding skeletal cube.A tag on the model reads: 99. A mark reads: Robert B. Evans Mar 26, 1928
Compare MA.304723.086, MA.304723.087, 1979.0102.173, and MA.304723.132 (the first three models lack the cube).
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 37.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1928
1928 03 26
associated dates
1928 03 26 / 1928 03 26
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Evans, Robert
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: 9 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm; 3 17/32 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.132
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.132
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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