A polyptych is a painting or other two-dimensional artwork made up of more than three panels

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  • Gilbert & George, 'Death Hope Life Fear' 1984
    Gilbert & George
    Death Hope Life Fear 1984
    Mixed media
    object: 4220 x 2500 mm
    object: 4220 x 6520 mm
    object: 4220 x 2500 mm
    object: 4220 x 6520 mm
    Purchased 1990© Gilbert and George
  • Gary Hume, 'Incubus' 1991
    Gary Hume
    Incubus 1991
    Alkyd house paint on Formica
    displayed: 2389 x 3846 mm
    Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996© Gary Hume

Paintings of three panels are triptychs; two-panelled artworks are called diptychs.