Definition of Bas relief

1. Noun. A sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut.

Definition of Bas relief

1. Noun. (sculpture) A low or mostly-flat sculpture which is carved into a wall, or is in the form of a tile mounted flat to a wall, rather than a fully three-dimensional, free-standing figure. ¹

2. Adjective. Refers to any aspect of sculpture which is flat or in the bas relief style. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bas Relief

bas bleu
bas mitzvah
bas relief (current term)
bas reliefs
basal age
basal anaesthesia
basal annulus
basal area
basal bodies
basal body
basal body temperature
basal body temperature method
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Literary usage of Bas relief

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1. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by Robert Browning, W. Tyas Harden, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman, William Groser (1880)
"AN ACCOUCHEMENT; A bas relief.i [PROBABLY THE SIDES OF A ... in the MS. note- 22nd of September, 1832; and it headed it "A Bas-relief probably and the ..."

2. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"Stone Tablets, with Figures in Bas-relief.— Tablets and Figures.—The Oratorio.—More Pyramidal Structures and Buildings.—Extent of the Ruins. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The bas-relief of Medinet Habou, which represents the grist I victory of this Pharaoh over the marauding " Northmen " of the Mediterranean, is the earliest ..."

4. Etude pratique du paludisme et des parasites du sang by John William Watson Stephens, John Addington Symonds, Samuel Rickard Christophers (1909)
"... Pictorial Style in Bas-relief—His feeling for the Antique—Donatello—Early Visit to Rome—Christian subjects—Realistic Treatment—S. George and ..."

5. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"Sculptured Figures in Bas-relief.—Massive Stone Rings, with entwined Serpents.—Indian Sports.—Two Ranges of Buildings. —Procession of Tigers. ..."

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