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Geometric Model by William Snow, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Small Stellated Dodecahedron

Geometric Model by William Snow, a Student of A. Harry Wheeler, Small Stellated Dodecahedron

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This tan paper cut and folded model has twelve identical faces that are intersecting pentagrams produced by extending the edges of the faces of a regular dodecahedron. The twelve vertices are also identical. The surface is one of two first described by Johannes Kepler in 1619, and now known as a Kepler-Poinsot solid.
A mark reads: 41. Another mark reads: William Snow 187 (/) 1914.
Compare models 1979.0102.015, 1979.0102.166, 1979.0102.227, 1979.0102.258, 1979.0102.260, 1979.0102.310, MA.304723.026, and MA.304723.822.
Magnus J. Wenninger, Polyhedron Models, Cambridge: The University Press, 1971, p. 38.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Geometric Model
Date made
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 9 cm x 7.4 cm x 7.4 cm; 3 17/32 in x 2 29/32 in x 2 29/32 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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