Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, First Stellation of the Icosahedron or Trakis Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, First Stellation of the Icosahedron or Trakis Icosahedron

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Description
This is the simplest stellation of a regular icosahedron. Each of the equilateral triangles is replaced by a three-sided pyramid, to give a twenty-pointed star. It is called both the first stellation of an icosahedron and the triakis icosahedron. This tan paper example is cut and folded. A paper tag reads: 363. Another mark reads: May 30 - 1919.
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 46.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1919 05 30
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 11.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 4 17/32 in x 5 5/16 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
MA.304723.191
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.191
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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