Regular polyhedra, c 1650-1691.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Regular polyhedra, c 1650-1691.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

These are three of the five skeletal polyhedra asociated with the physicist Robert Boyle (1627-1691). They have been extensively restored. Since ancient times it has been known that there are only five regular polyhedra: three-dimensional figures which appear the same when viewed from any angle. These, from top to bottom, are an icosahedron, a dodecahedron and a cube.
 

Image Ref.

10213611
 

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas