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Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Pentagonal Trapezoidal Dodecahedron

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
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)
cut and folded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
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
MA.304723.592
accession number
304723
catalog number
304723.592
Credit Line
Gift of Helen M. Wheeler
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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