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Diptychlocked

  • Nigel J. Morgan

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Two wood, ivory, or metal panels of equal size, usually hinged together so that they can be folded, and closed with some form of clasp. There are usually images on the inside surfaces of the panels and sometimes also on the outer sides. The panels are most commonly vertical rectangles; ...

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Lexikon des Mittelalters (Munich, 1980–)