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Geometric Model of A. Harry Wheeler, Great Dodecahedron

Geometric Model of A. Harry Wheeler, Great Dodecahedron

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Description
This polyhedron has twelve identical intersecting pentagonal planes. The twelve vertices are also identical. The surface is one of two first described by Johannes Kepler in 1619, and now known as a Kepler-Poinsot solid.
This paper model shows the great dodecahedron as the union of a two polyhedral, one black and one tan. A mark reads: Jan-14-1930.
Compare models MA.304722.027, MA.304722.174, MA.304722.499, MA.304722.653, and 1979.0102.230.
References:
H. M. Cundy and A. P. Rollet, Mathematical Models, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1961.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 39.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1930 01 14
associated dates
1930 01 14 / 1930 01 14
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)
tan (overall color)
black (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 7 cm x 9.7 cm x 7 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 13/16 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
MA.304723.499
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.499
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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