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

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

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Wheeler distinguished this twelve-pointed model (which he dubs I8 and also 369) from the ninth stellation of the icosahedron (see MA.304723.199). The model includes twelve cut ahd folded paper decahedra that form the points of the model as well as twelve-sided plastic stars (not flat) that fit into the bottom edges of the decahedra and also next to one another. The model is presently in pieces and the plastic warped.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
tan (overall color)
brown (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 17 cm x 13 cm x 13.5 cm; 6 11/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 5 5/16 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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