Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stellated Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stellated Icosahedron

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Underlying this model is a green transparent plastic model of what Wenninger calls the seventh stellation of the icosahedron, with sixty triangular sides and twenty points. Three small paper irregular tetrahedral are attached around each point, with one face of each tetrahedron attached to an underlying plastic triangle. A paper tag reads: 393 (/) Ic. Another mark reads: 8-26-32.
Compare MA.304723.216 and MA.304723.215. The selection of the triangles to which tetrahedral are attached appears to be slightly different in the two models.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 53.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Stellated Icosahedron
date made
1932 08 26
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
tan (overall color)
green (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 9.5 cm x 11 cm x 12 cm; 3 3/4 in x 4 11/32 in x 4 23/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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