Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Compound of Regular Icosahedron and Regular Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Compound of Regular Icosahedron and Regular Dodecahedron

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In this cut and folded tan paper model, twelve low pentagonal pyramids and twenty smal triangular pyramids cover the faces of an underlying icosidodecahedron. This leads Wenninger to call the surfac a stellation of the icosidodecahedron. The surface may be considered as the intersection of a regular pyramid and a regular dodecahedron.
A printed sticker pasted on the model reads: 402. A faint mark in pencil reads: April 13-1918. Another mark in pencil reads: No. 402.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 76.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Icosahedron
date made
associated dates
1918 04 13 / 1918 04 13
Wheeler, Albert Harry
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)
average spatial: 18 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm; 7 3/32 in x 7 3/32 in x 7 3/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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