Then he paired the pictures of past and present in diptych form.
"Quickening" introduces the second room of the exhibit and features a diptych of pregnant women, their faces also ravaged by time.
A codex of two leaves was called a diptych; of three, a triptych, etc.
A diptych which belongs to the same shrine may also be mentioned.
After all, a saint of old was glad that his name should be enrolled in the diptych of his Church, and remembered in her prayers.
The names thus written were read from 309 the ambo, in which the diptych was kept.
In the diptych, although the portrait of Richard himself was a likeness, the setting was imaginary and symbolic.
By various councils it was ordained that the name of the pope should always be inserted in the diptych list.
Far other was the impulse that led Kiyonaga to his diptych and triptych compositions.
The illustration given here is from the diptych of the Consul Areobrudus, and belongs to the year 506 (Fig. 73).
1620s, from Latin diptycha (plural), from late Greek diptykha, neuter plural of diptykhos "double-folded, doubled," from dis- "two" + ptykhe "fold."