basso rilievo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n basso rilievo a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
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Usage

In literature:

In mezzo-rilievo, or middle relief, the projection is one-half, and in basso-rilievo, or bas-relief, less than one-half.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
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