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Mathematical Model – Compound of 5 Octahedra

Coxeter · Mathematics

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.”

Accession Number: 2016.mat.43

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Primary Materials: Cardboard


This model is marked with the number “6”.

Dimensions (cm): Longest dimension = 23 cm

Function: Pedagogical mathematical model.

Condition: Excellent

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Manufacturer: Unknown

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