Regular polyhedra, c 1965.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Regular polyhedra, c 1965.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


A polyhedron is said to be regular when all its faces are uniform regular polygons. The image shows the two Kepler star polyhedras, described in 1619 which are twelve intersecting pentagram faces. Also pictured are the two Poinsot polyhedras which he outlined in 1810.

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