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Geometric Model by Evans, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, First Stellation of the Icosahedron (Triakis Icosahedron)

Geometric Model by Evans, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, First Stellation of the Icosahedron (Triakis Icosahedron)

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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. The tan paper model is cut and glued.
A paper tag reads: 363. A second mark reads: EVANS (/) 3/14/32.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 46.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1932 03 01
associated dates
1932 03 14 / 1932 03 14
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
gray (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 9.4 cm x 10 cm x 9.6 cm; 3 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 25/32 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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