diptych

[ UK /dˈɪptɪt‍ʃ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)
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How To Use diptych In A Sentence

  • They are usually found in the form of triptychs or diptychs.
  • Adorned with pearls, distracted or in reverie, a plump child with pointed ears and a pale blue face graces one panel of Diane's Puppies as though unaware of her companion at play in the other panel of the diptych.
  • In 1864, Kunisada died and Kunichika designed two memorial prints - one as a diptych - of the deceased master.
  • But in the 14th century it quickly spread over western Europe and was freely used in the decoration of chalices, crosses, diptychs, and other objects of religious use as well as for domestic plate and jewellery.
  • Altarpieces and private devotional diptychs were commissioned from the painters de Beaumetz, Jean Malouel, Henri Bellechose, and Melchior Broederlam, all of whom were court painters at various times.
  • The names of the two families are preserved on the two leaves of an ivory diptych, respectively in the Victoria and Albert, and Cluny, Museums.
  • The painting, divided in half vertically, resembles a diptych.
  • A codex of two leaves was called a diptych; of three, a triptych, etc. Illuminated Manuscripts
  • [51] A picture with one door of two panels is called a diptych, with two doors of three panels a triptych, with many doors and panels a polyptych. The Old Masters and Their Pictures For the Use of Schools and Learners in Art
  • In each auxiliary altar, diptychs display the most prominent saints.
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