Mathematical Model – Compound of 5 Octahedra

Coxeter Collection · Mathematics

Accession Number: 2016.mat.43


A cardboard model depicting a compound of five octahedra. The model is coloured in blue, green, yellow/ orange, and orange. A small metal ring permits the model to be hung.

The display at the Department of Mathematics describes this model as follows:

““with the face-planes of an icosahedron, each used twice, and the vertices of an icosidodecahedron.”

Primary Materials: Cardboard


This model is marked with the number “6”.

Dimensions (cm): Longest dimension = 23 cm

Function: Pedagogical mathematical model.

Condition: Excellent

Manufacturer: Unknown