What does bas-relief mean?

bas-relief meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1660s, from French bas-relief, a loan-translation of Italian basso-rilievo "low relief, increased work."

bas-relief meaning in General Dictionary

Low relief; sculpture, the figures that task less than half of their real proportions; -- called in addition bassrelief and basso-rilievo. See Alto-rilievo.

Sentence Examples with the word bas-relief

There is a small shrine at the spot, containing a bas-relief representing the birth of the Buddha.

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