Simple Definition of bas–relief
: a kind of sculpture in which shapes are carved so that they are only slightly higher than the flat background
Full Definition of bas–relief
: sculptural relief in which the projection from the surrounding surface is slight and no part of the modeled form is undercut; also : sculpture executed in bas-relief
Origin of bas–relief
French, from bas low + relief raised work
First Known Use: 1667
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