Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into Two Stellated Rhombic Dodecahedra, Dissected Polyhedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Cube Transformable into Two Stellated Rhombic Dodecahedra, Dissected Polyhedron

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Description
This plastic model of a dissected cube is stored in a transparent green plastic box. It holds eight eight-sided pieces that surround a yellow stellated rhombic dodecahedron. These pieces each have three square faces colored white (which show as the outside of the cube) and six interior triangular turquoise faces. The outer pieces can be rearranged to form a second, turquoise rhombic dodecahedron.
This is Wheeler's model 782. Compare MA.304723.315, which is the same model in paper.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
green (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
cut, glued and taped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 14 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm; 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
ID Number
MA.304723.314
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.314
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Science & Mathematics
Dissected Polyhedra
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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