Compound of five octahemioctahedra

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Compound of five octahemioctahedra
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Type Uniform compound
Index UC61
Polyhedra 5 octahemioctahedra
Faces 40 triangles, 20 hexagons
Edges 120
Vertices 60
Symmetry group icosahedral (Ih)
Subgroup restricting to one constituent pyritohedral (Th)

In geometry, this uniform polyhedron compound is a composition of 5 octahemioctahedra, in the same vertex arrangement as in the compound of 5 cuboctahedra.


There is some controversy on how to colour the faces of this polyhedron compound. Although the common way to fill in a polygon is to just colour its whole interior, this can result in some filled regions hanging as membranes over empty space. Hence, the "neo filling" is sometimes used instead as a more accurate filling. In the neo filling, orientable polyhedra are filled traditionally, but non-orientable polyhedra have their faces filled with the modulo-2 method (only odd-density regions are filled in). In addition, overlapping regions of coplanar faces can cancel each other out. Usage of the "neo filling" makes the compound of five octahemioctahedra a hollow polyhedron compound.[1]

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Traditional filling
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"Neo filling"


  • Skilling, John (1976), "Uniform Compounds of Uniform Polyhedra", Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 79 (3): 447–457, doi:10.1017/S0305004100052440, MR 0397554 .