Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Subgroup Icosahedra

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Subgroup Icosahedra

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The underlying structure of this cut, folded and glued paper model is a regular octahedron. On each of the eight faces are nine sides of a faceted fgure with three quadrilaterals facing inward and six quadrilaterals around these. Three triangles show on each face of the underlying octahedron, making for a total of 9(8) + 3(8) or 96 faces. A paper tag reads: IS 8. Another mark reads: Icosahedron (/) July 31 (/) 1935. Another mark reads: 490 IS 8. Wheeler classified this model in his "subgroup icosahedra."
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1935 07 31
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 7.9 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm; 3 1/8 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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