Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stellated Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stellated Icosahedron

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This cut and folded tan paper model has twelve symmetrically arranged indentations, each made up of five irregular quadrilaterals.facing inward. It also has twenty three-pointed, six-sided stars. A tag on the model reads: 398. Another mark reads:April-18 (/) 1919
Wheeler classified the one hundred twenty-faced model among his icosahedra.
A. H. Wheeler, "List of Models," Mathematics Collections, Non-accession number 1979.3002.83, NMAH.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1919 04 18
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: 14.5 cm x 19.5 cm x 18 cm; 5 23/32 in x 7 11/16 in x 7 3/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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