A bold and beautiful globe perfectly tiled with triangles, squares, and pentagons.
This polyhedral design is part of the Archimedean Wireframe series
, with a geometric, precise aesthetic that easily distinguishes different types of faces. Each of the thirteen polyhedra in the series are scaled so that they have similar edge-to-surface area ratios, so they look great in groups or as a full set.
Looking for a birthday or anniverary gift?
A Rhombicosidodecahedron makes a nice keepsake gift to mark occasions that involve the following numerical milestones:
Want to wear it?
- 3 = number of types of faces
- 3, 4, 5 = number of sides on each face (triangles, squares, and pentagons)
- 12 = number of pentagonal faces
- 20 = number of triangular faces
- 30 = number of square faces
- 60 = total number of vertices
- 62 = total number of faces
- 120 = total number of edges (maybe it's your 120-day anniversary?)
This model is also available in a version that includes a loop
, so that you can wear it as an earring or necklace pendant.
Want it fancier?
You can also buy this model in high-end materials
like cast Sterling Silver or plated Gold.
Want a companion piece?
You can also order a model of the dual of this polyhedron
. Or take your pick from all thirteen Archimedean wireframes
or all thirteen Catalan wireframes
is one of the thirteen Archimedean solids. It has 62 faces of three different types: 3-sided, 4-sided, and 5-sided, and all 60 of its vertices have the same degree-four configuration. Its dual polyhedron, the Deltoidal Hexecontahedron,
turns things inside-out with 62 vertices of three different types (degree 3, 4, and 5), and 60 identical four-sided faces.
This model was created by mathgrrl using Mathematica, Meshmixer, MeshLab, and TopMod.
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