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pol·yp·tych

 (pŏl′ĭp-tĭk′)
n.
A work consisting of four or more painted or carved panels that are hinged together.

[From Late Latin polyptycha, registers, account books, from Greek poluptukha, from neuter pl. of poluptukhos, having many folds : polu-, poly- + ptukhē, fold; see diptych.]

polyptych

(ˈpɒlɪptɪk)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an altarpiece consisting of more than three panels, set with paintings or carvings, and usually hinged for folding. Compare diptych, triptych
[C19: via Late Latin from Greek poluptuchon something folded many times, from poly- + ptuchē a fold]

pol•yp•tych

(ˈpɒl ɪp tɪk)

n.
a work of art composed of several connected panels.
[1855–60; poly- + (di) ptych or (tri) ptych]

polyptych

a work of art, as a painting, composed of several panels.
See also: Art

polyptych

A work of art involving two or more panels, most frequently more than three panels, since diptych (two panels) and triptych (three panels) are more commonly used.
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The National Gallery houses another important altarpiece from San Pier Maggiore: Jacopo's multi-tiered polyptych that was placed over the church's high altar around 1371, just over a century before Botticini painted The Assumption of the Virgin.
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Big on sculptures featuring tormented souls, it also boasts the Van Eyck brothers'' 15th century polyptych altarpiece The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, as well as Saint Bavo Enters The Convent At Ghent by Belgian''s most famous baroque painter Rubens.