Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Bisected Cube, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Bisected Cube, Dissected Polyhedron

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This tan paper model is a dissection of a cube into ten pieces. The pieces are hinged in groups of five ( two rectangualr pyramids, a square pyramid and two more rectangular pyramids), bissecting the cube. These pieces can be rearranged to form a rhombic dodecahedron missing a cube at the center. The missing cube is MA.304723.309. The model fits in a folded paper box in the shape of a cube.
Hence, MA.304723.295 and MA.304723.309 togther are a dissection of two equal cubes into eleven pieces that can be rearranged as a rhombic dodecahedron.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1930 04 01
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: 8.3 cm x 8 cm x 8.3 cm; 3 9/32 in x 3 5/32 in x 3 9/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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Dissected Polyhedra
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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