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

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

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A stellation of a regular polyhedron is a polyhedron with faces formed by extending the sides of the faces of the regular polyhedron. One may understand this tan paper model as showing parts of twenty three-pointed stars, erected on the twenty triangular faces of a regular icosahedron. Only six of the nine triangular faces of each star appear, making for a model with 120 triangular faces and twelve points.
A mark on the model reads: 367. A second mark reads: 5-30-25-x. A third mark reads: 10 10' 10 [/] (10 11).
Compare MA.304723.181, MA.304723.192, MA.304723.206, MA.304723.207, 1979.0102.093, and 1979.0102.306.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 54
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
date made
1925 05 30
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 15 cm x 11.5 cm x 11.5 cm; 5 29/32 in x 4 17/32 in x 4 17/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Louise D. Campbell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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