Geometric Model by Robert Evans, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Stella Octangula in Cube

Geometric Model by Robert Evans, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Stella Octangula in Cube

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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).
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 37.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1928 03 26
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Evans, Robert
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
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
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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National Museum of American History
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