Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Hexecontahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Hexecontahedron

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This cut and folded tan paper model has faces that are irregular pentagons, arranged in twelve groups of five to form a ball-shaped figure with sixty faces.
A mark in pencil reads: Aug 31-'26 (/) 475 (/) Dual no. 17.
The pentagonal hexecontahedron is the dual of the snub dodecahedron. Wheeler;'s model of the snub dodecahedron has his number 17 (see for example MA.304723.062).
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1926 08 31
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 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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