Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

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This cut and folded tan paper model represents the union of two polyhedra. One is formed from two star pyramids facing opposite directions that have a common pentragram as base. The second, smaller, polyhedron has regular pentagons for top and bottom and ten trapezoids for sides. A typed paper tag reads: DT 4. A faint mark in pencil reads: 290 (/) DT4.
Two models from Wheeler, MA.304723.592 and 1979.0102.136, have tags that read DT 4. However, they are not identical.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Other Terms
Geometric Model; Pentagonal Trapezoidal Dodecahedron
Wheeler, Albert Harry
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
tan (overall color)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 7.5 cm x 15.5 cm x 12.5 cm; 2 15/16 in x 6 3/32 in x 4 29/32 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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