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bas relief

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Detail from the Elgin Marbles in high relief

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Etymology

from the Italian basso rilievo, lit. “low contrast”

Noun

Singular
bas relief

Plural
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bas relief ({{{1}}})
  1. A low or mostly-flat sculpture which is carved into a wall, or is in the form of a tile mounted flat to a wall, rather than a fully three-dimensional, free-standing figure.

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Adjective

bas relief (not comparable)

Positive
bas relief

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Refers to any aspect of sculpture which is flat or in the bas relief style.

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