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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Eighth Stellation of the Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Eighth Stellation of the Icosahedron

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Description
A stellation of a regular polyhedron is a polyhedron with faces formed by extending the sides of the faces of the regular polyhedron. One may understand this tan paper model as showing parts of twenty three-pointed stars, erected on the twenty triangular faces of a regular icosahedron. The stars meet in a total of twelve points. Only six of the nine triangular faces of each star appear, making for a model with 120 triangular faces.
A mark on the model reads: No. 367. A second mark reads: 5-25-25-A.
Compare MA.304723.181, MA.304723.192, MA.304723.206, MA.304723.207, 1979.0102.093, and 1979.0102.306.
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 54.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1925 05 25?
1925?
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: 10 cm x 10.5 cm x 12.5 cm; 3 15/16 in x 4 1/8 in x 4 29/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.206
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.206
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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