Geometric Model, L. Brill No. 4, Ser. 10. 1, Disjoinable Ellipsoid

Geometric Model, L. Brill No. 4, Ser. 10. 1, Disjoinable Ellipsoid

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This white plaster ellipsoid is divided in two along a circle that makes an angle of about 45 degrees with the major axis of the ellipse. Two metal rods protruding from the right portion fit into metal-lined holes in the left portion. The hollow elliptical wooden stand is painted black.
Compare 1990.0571.02.
This series of models was designed at the technical high school in Munich under the direction of Alexander Brill, and originally published in 1885.
L. Brill, Catalog, 1892, p. 21, 57, 91.
Currently not on view
Object Name
geometric model
date made
L. Brill
place made
Germany: Hesse, Darmstadt
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
overall: 7 cm x 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Wesleyan University
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