Mathematical Model – Two Compounds of Stellated Dodecahedra

Coxeter Collection · Mathematics

Accession Number: 2016.mat.5

Instrument Name: Two Compunds of Stellated Dodecahedra

Description:

Two brown paper models representing compounds of stellated dodecahedra. These are labelled with the following markings:

2016.mat.5a – Small Stellated Dodecahedra “{5/2, 3} – sharing the 8 vertices of a cube {4,3}”

2016.mat.5b – Great Stellated Dodecahedra “{2/5, 5} sharing the 8 vertices of a cube {4,3}”

Primary Materials: Cardboard

Markings:

“2016.mat.5a” is marked with the number “38″ and the words ““{5/2, 3} – sharing the 8 vertices of a cube {4,3}”

“2016.mat.5b” is marked with the number “39″ and the words “{2/5, 5} sharing the 8 vertices of a cube {4,3}”

Dimensions (cm):

2016.mat.5a Longest dimension = 21cm; 2016.mat.5b Longest dimension = 22cm.

Function: Sculpture, Pedagogical

Condition: Excellent

Manufacturer: unknown

Provenance:

These models existed at the Dept. of Mathematics during the tenure of Dr. H.S.M. Coxeter, who provided the comments below.

Additional Information and References:

“These are two compounds of stellated dodecahedra, the small stellated dodecahedron 5:5, and the great stellated dodecahedron 5:3, in each case they are cleverly put together so as to make a compound.” H.S.M. Coxeter. Dec. 23, 1999

Donated to UTSIC: No