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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Description
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.
Reference:
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 76.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Icosahedron
date made
1918-04-13
associated dates
1918 04 13 / 1918 04 13
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
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)
Measurements
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
MA.304723.239
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.239
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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