bas relief

Definitions

  • the Triumphal Bas-reliefs of Kheops on The Rocks Of Wady Maghara
    the Triumphal Bas-reliefs of Kheops on The Rocks Of Wady Maghara
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bas relief a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Triumphal Bas-relief of Pharaoh SahÛrÛ, on The Rocks of Wady Magharah Triumphal Bas-relief of Pharaoh SahÛrÛ, on The Rocks of Wady Magharah
Bas-relief in Ivory Bas-relief in Ivory
Assyrian bas-relief Assyrian bas-relief
Bas-relief Bas-relief

Usage

In literature:

On the summit, a bas-relief displays the god disclosing the statutes to the king.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
His tomb in the cemetery at Innsbruck bears a fine bas-relief executed by one of his sons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
From the same aisle ascends a charming ogival staircase ornamented with statues and bas-reliefs.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
Some of the bas-reliefs, as those of the Nativity and Adoration, are very fine.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
A figure in bas-relief appeared on the door.
"Tangle Hold" by F. L. Wallace
It seemed to her as if the ceiling of the room, with all its bas-reliefs, were sinking down upon her.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
THE LESSON OF A BAS-RELIEF.
"Belcaro" by Vernon Lee
Here a sort of panel, cut square, and covered with round embossments in various positions, simulated a vague bas-relief.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
In the Petit Champ des Morts at Pera I counted, I think, five tombstones with bas-reliefs of men whose heads had been cut off.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
Of these latter, the bas-relief representing Louis XIV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

With all she fretted, pined, and brooded sore,
Harbored each slight vexation, courted grief,
Shut out the smiling sunshine from her door,
And magnified each care to bas relief.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Take a seat next to the open kitchen and you'll have a view of a vintage, French-style wall clock, an overbearing silk flower arrangement, an African mask, a statue of Buddha, and a bas-relief profile of a woman's face above a fireplace.
On the ballgame field in what is arguably the best-known and most heavily-visited Mayan site, the Chichen Itza, yet another aspect of the Mayas comes to light: A bas-relief shows a decapitated pelote player.
Hanging across from this installation are twenty paper bas-reliefs from Miller's " Mimetic Deception" series, which are displayed in wall-mounted Plexiglas showcases.
The Ribbon and Roses and Bas-relief cakes from Maggie Austin Cake.
The Nov 5th unveiling of artwork at the base of Singer Falls celebrates 75 years of Rotary's service to the community with a stainless steel bas-relief sculpture by internationally known artist – and local resident.
Bas-relief paintings & watercolors by Barbara Page.
3DPhotoWorks takes any two-dimensional image and, using a special process, converts it to a 3D, bas-relief graphic.
A Bas relief potraying members of the Praetorian Guard .
The Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as a king, launched a fabled expedition to a far-away land known as Punt , later recording the journey in a stone bas-relief.
And he continued to do so in his first rug collection, Bas Relief for Stark.
The bas-relief appears to be pliable, but in reality the rock-hard surface is built tough enough for high-traffic floors or accent walls.
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