Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedra in Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Dodecahedra in Icosahedron

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Description
The outside of this model is a regular icosahedron made of transparent green plastic. Four disjoint polyhedra , each with twelve triangular faces, are inscribed in the icosahedron. These are made of paper.
A mark on one face of the icosahedron reads: Pentagonal (/) Dodecahedron (/) Jan 29 - Feb 1 (/) 1936.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Pentagonal Dodecahedron in Icosahedron
date made
1936 02 01
maker
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
green (overall color)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 5.5 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm; 2 5/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
MA.304723.490
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.490
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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