Virus capsid – Icosahedron

Handmade jewelry showing two sizes of my silver icosahedron. An icosahedron is made up of 20 equilateral triangles fused together in a spherical shape. The icosahedral structure is common among viruses.


Larger & medium sized virus capsid in silver.

Long time ago I solved the first capsid structure of a bacterial virus, MS2. MS2 is a small icosahedral virus.

 To show an icosahedron I used to form it in paper now I have shaped it in thin silver plate.