Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler or a Student, Dodecahedron and Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler or a Student, Dodecahedron and Icosahedron

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The faces of this cut and folded tan paper model are twelve pentagrams (star-shaped figured) that would fit in plans of a regular dodecahedron and twenty equilateral triangles (the triangles are cut). a mark on the model reads: 476. Another mark reads: Donovan (/) 4/9/34.
Compare MA.304723.270 and MA.304723.271.
Wenninger calls it a small ditrigonal Icosidodecahedron.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 106
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1934 04 09
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: 7 cm x 9 cm x 9.5 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 3/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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