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low relief

Origin of low relief
First recorded in 1705-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Carved patterns in low relief may be applied to door-panels.

    A Manual of Wood Carving Charles G. Leland
  • The sides are covered with hieroglyphics in low relief just as at Copan.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • At intervals are low relief pilasters; the capitals of these are gilded.

    Three Plays by Granville-Barker Harley Granville-Barker
  • There is, indeed, a peculiar value in low relief, for purposes of idealization.

    The Madonna in Art Estelle M. Hurll
  • I am speaking now of moderate and low relief, although even in high relief the best masters have always respected the principle.

    Wood-Carving George Jack
  • Painted in low relief, the oil-painting presents his intention less satisfactorily than his etching of the same subject.

    George Cruikshank W. H. Chesson
  • Set about the shoulder are four medallion-like faces, the features of which are modeled roughly in low relief.

  • The bottom of the vessel is nearly flat, and the legs are modeled in low relief upon it.

  • At the end of the sanctuary recently discovered near Palenque by Maler, are three slabs of sculptured stone in low relief.

  • While he uses carving, it is generally applied in low relief and does not interfere with the lines of construction.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
British Dictionary definitions for low relief

low relief

another term for bas-relief
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