Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Icosidodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Icosidodecahedron

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The ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes enumerated the eighteen regular and semi-regular solids, and they are known as Archimedean solids in his honor.
The faces of this cut and folded paper model are twelve regular pentagons, painted red, and twenty equilateral triangles, painted green. It is an Archimedean solid, number IX among Wheeler's Archimedean solids and number 14 in his general list of models.
Compare MA.304723.058, MA.304723.436, MA.304723.448, and MA.304723.465.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 26.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
red (overall color)
green (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 7.8 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm; 3 1/16 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
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National Museum of American History
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