Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, First Stellation of the Icosahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, First Stellation of the Icosahedron

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This is the simplest stellation of a regular icosahedron. Each of the equilateral triangles is replaced by a three-sided pyramid, to give a twenty-pointed star. It is called both the first stellation of an icosahedron and the triakis icosahedron. The tan paper model is cut and glued.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 46.
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Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and glued (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 5.8 cm x 6.3 cm x 6.3 cm; 2 9/32 in x 2 15/32 in x 2 15/32 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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