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Print, Plate O, F.IIII, Rhombentrikontaeder und Ikosaeder (Rhombic Triacontrahedron and Icosahedron), Perspectiva Corporum Regularium (Perspective of the Regular Bodies)

This is a print. It was designed by Wenzel Jamnitzer and engraved by Jost Amman. We acquired it in 1957. Its medium is etching on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This print, designed by Wenzel Jamnitzer, court
goldsmith to the Habsburg Emperors, belongs to an
album featuring geometric figures corresponding to
the 5 Platonic solids. Plato connected these geodesic
forms with the elements of fire (tetrahedron),
earth (cube), air (octahedron), heavenly aether
(dodecahedron), water (icosahedron). Here,
Jamnitzer presents 2 complex polyhedral variants.

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Print, Plate O, F.IIII, Rhombentrikontaeder und Ikosaeder (Rhombic Triacontrahedron and Icosahedron), Perspectiva Corporum Regularium (Perspective of the Regular Bodies); Designed by Wenzel Jamnitzer (German, 1508–1585); Switzerland; etching on laid paper; 1957-192-3-37

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