Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedron

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This cut and folded tan paper model is a four-pointed polyhedron. The faces are twelve irregular pentagons. The model also can be seen as the union of four right triangular pyramids.
A paper tag on the model reads: 507. Another mark reads: April-5-1930 (/) No. 507.
Compare MA.304723.275, MA.304723.276, MA.304723.278, MA.304723.279, and MA.304723.518.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Pentagonal Dodecahedron
date made
1930 04 05
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: 9 cm x 11 cm x 8 cm; 3 17/32 in x 4 11/32 in x 3 5/32 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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