Origin of triptych
Examples from the Web for triptych
And the evangelicals have been especially irked by the recent sale of a Francis Bacon triptych for an astounding $142 million.
Everything is in motion, and the triptych panels often construct a narrative, like the frames of a film do.
The old church was pillaged and razed to the ground, and the triptych disappeared.The Story of Bruges|Ernest Gilliat-Smith
Among the best is a triptych in the sacristy of the Cathedral representing the birth of the Virgin.
The central panel in the triptych shows the young man wasting his substance in riotous living.The Great Painters' Gospel|Henry Turner Bailey
The town church (Stadtkirche) also has a fine altar with triptych.
In the centre of the triptych is Mary enthroned, crowned by two angels.The Story of Nuremberg|Cecil Headlam
British Dictionary definitions for triptych
Word Origin for triptych
Word Origin and History for triptych
1731, "hinged, three-leaved writing tablet used in ancient Greece and Rome," from Greek triptykhos "three-layered," from tri- "three" (see tri-) + ptykhos, genitive of ptyx "fold, layer." In reference to three-part altar-piece carvings or pictures hinged together, it is attested from 1849.