bas-relief definition

  • noun:
    • See low relief.
    • alternate spelling of bas relief.
    • Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which task fewer than half of their real proportions; -- labeled as in addition bass-relief and basso-rilievo. See alto-rilievo.
    • minimal relief; in sculpture, a kind of relief in which the numbers or any other items represented task really slightly from floor.
    • a sculptural relief for which types increase only a little through the history; no figures tend to be undercut

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