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Mathematical Model – Compound of 5 Tetrahedra

Coxeter · Mathematics

A cardboard model showing a compound of five tetrahedra. Each tetrahedron is given a separate colour. These are blue, green, orange, yellow, and brown, respectively.

Accession Number: 2016.mat.24

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Primary Materials: Cardboard


This model is marked with the number “43.”

Dimensions (cm): Longest dimension = 24 cm

Function: Pedagogical mathematical model.


Good/ Fair: The model is ripped in several places.

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Date of Manufacture: c. 1960


Additional Information and References:

“Four tetrahedra, matching the vertices of the icosahedra. Four tetrahedron, with five different colours, so five times four vertices, of the icosahedra.” H.S.M. Coxeter. March 10, 2000.

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