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

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

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This cut and folded tan paper model has twelve long spikes, each surrounded by five shorter, hollow spikes at which three faces meet. Wenninger calls a very similar model it the thirteenth stellation of the icosahedron. The model may be considered as the union of the Moebius Icosahedron (Wheeler 387) and 12-pointed icosahedron (Wheeler 368).
Two paper tags on the model read: 385. Another mark reads: (3568910) (/) 35'68910 '. Another mark reads: August-11-1928.
Compare 304723.321 and 304723.328.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 60.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1928 08 11
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 16 cm x 20.5 cm x 18 cm; 6 5/16 in x 8 1/16 in x 7 3/32 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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