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Diptychs

Scope note

Pairs of panels hinged together; used by ancient Romans for writing tablets, often having images on the outer surfaces. In Medieval and later times, used primarily to support images, especially on the interior surfaces. Most often composed of carved ivory or of painted wood panels. Also used of other works having two related images side by side.

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

3000178228

Broader Terms used

<visual works by form>

Equivalent Terms used

diptych

Created

12yrs ago

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