: 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
Illustration of BAS-RELIEF
Origin of BAS-RELIEF
French, from bas
low + relief
First Known Use: 1667
bas-relief noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Sculptural form in which figures are carved in a flat surface and project only slightly from the background rather than standing freely. Depending on the degree of projection, reliefs may also be classified as high or medium relief.
Variants of BAS-RELIEF
bas-relief or low relief
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