Geometric Model by D. Pitts, Truncated Trapezoidal Hexecontrahedron

Geometric Model by D. Pitts, Truncated Trapezoidal Hexecontrahedron

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Description
According to the donor, this model is made of Brazilian satinwood and dyed black wood (a sheet of veneer). The sixty wooden sides are truncated faces of a trapezoidal hexecontahedron. When squares were substituted for the normal trapezoids, it left windows in the normally closed figure. The model has thirty rhombic windows, twenty triangular windows and twelve pentagonal windows. Each side has diagonals and a small square marked on it, both on the inside and the outside of the ball.
For a model of a hexecontahedron (without windows) see 304723.283.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
2010
maker
Pitts, Jr., David T.
Measurements
overall: 21.3 cm x 21.3 cm x 21.3 cm; 8 3/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 8 3/8 in
ID Number
2010.0116.01
catalog number
2010.0116.01
accession number
2010.0116
Credit Line
Gift of David T. Pitts, Jr.
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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