Mathematical Model – Great Dodecahedron
Accession Number: 2016.mat.22
A colourful cardboard model of a great dodecahedron. Each coplanar face is represented by a common colour. The model gives the impression of forming a series of three-dimensional five-pointed stars
Primary Materials: Cardboard
This model is labelled with the number “5”.
Dimensions (cm): Longest dimension = 20 cm
Function: Pedagogical mathematical model.
Date of Manufacture: c. 1960
These models existed at the Dept. of Mathematics during the tenure of Dr. H.S.M. Coxeter, who provided the comments below
“This has the edges of an icosahedron, if you dug into the spaces, an icosahedron is there, or, imagine a pyramidical pit dug out of each of those faces. This is called the great dodecahedron.” H.S.M.Coxeter, March 10, 2000