Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Compound of Three Octahedra

Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Compound of Three Octahedra

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This blue plastic model is a stellated rhombic dodecahedron, with a four-sided pyramid erected on each face of the rhombic dodecahedron. It has forty-eight triangular faces. The model also can be described as a compound of three flattened octahedra.
A mark reads: 583. Another mark reads: 583 (/) DRII.
Compare 1979.0102.106, 1979.0102.107, and 1979.0102.108.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Wheeler, Albert Harry
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
overall: 6.5 cm x 6.3 cm x 6.3 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 15/32 in x 2 15/32 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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