
 Crossed Square Cupola 
An n/d cupola has a top which is an n/dgon with squares attached
to each side. The squares connect to every second edge of the base, which is
a 2n/dgon. The other edges attach to triangles which fill in the gaps
and complete the model.
For example, the square cupola is a Johnson solid (J4). A square is a
4/1gon, so the cupola's base is an 8/1gon, ie an octagon.
The model presented here is a 4/3 cupola. A 4/3gon is a
retrograde square, ie a normal square, but we visit the four vertices in
the opposite order. So the base is an 8/3gon, which is an octagram, as
you can see in the picture.
