Recent Examples of polyptych from the Web
The altarpiece is a mind-blowing polyptych (a many-paneled painting on hinges) that was designed to help people in a medieval hospital endure horrible skin diseases long before the age of painkillers.
Her most famous work is Tribute to the American Working People, a five-paneled polyptych of a factory worker surrounded by scenes of ordinary people.
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Origin and Etymology of polyptych
First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
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