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Low relief   /loʊ rɪlˈif/   Listen
Low relief

noun
1.
A sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut.  Synonyms: bas relief, basso relievo, basso rilievo.






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"Low relief" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the Red Sea shell Pterocera bryonia are sculptured in low relief. Mr. F. Ll. Griffith is disinclined to accept my suggestion that the object of these pictures of the shell was to animate the statues. But whether this was their purpose or not, it is probably not without some significance ...
— The Evolution of the Dragon • G. Elliot Smith



Words linked to "Low relief" :   embossment, rilievo, basso relievo, relievo, high relief, bas relief, sculptural relief, relief



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