Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Subgroup Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Subgroup Icosahedron

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Description
The underlying structure of this model is a regular octahedron. It has only four green transparent faces and four holes. At each vertex are four five-sided paper figures. A mark on the model reads: 493 (/) IS (11). A paper tag reads: IS 11. Wheeler considered this model to be among his subgroup icosahedra.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
unspecified
Wheeler, Albert Harry
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
tan (overall color)
green (overall color)
cut, folded and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 7 cm x 8.5 cm x 8.2 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 11/32 in x 3 7/32 in
ID Number
MA.304723.265
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.265
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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