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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stymmetrical Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Stymmetrical Icosahedron

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Description
This cut and glued white paper model has a three-sided irregular pyramid attached to each of the twelve pentagonal sides of a regular dodecahedron. The small triangular face of each pyramid is in the same plane as an adjacent pentagon. The two larger faces of each pyramid are in the same plane as two larger faces of other pyramids, making for an addition (12) (2) /3 or eight faces. Perhaps for this reason, Wheeler considered the model an icosahedron. A mark in pencil on the model reads: No. 411. Another pendil mark reads: Symmetrical (/) Icosahedron (/) II Species (/) March 24 (/) 1934.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1934 03 24
associated dates
1934 03 24 / 1934 03 24
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)
white (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 7.5 cm x 8.5 cm x 9 cm; 2 15/16 in x 3 11/32 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.241
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.241
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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