- an ornament sculptured or embossed in low relief, as a cameo.
- Optics. a composite picture printed in two colors that produces a three-dimensional image when viewed through spectacles having lenses of corresponding colors.
Origin of anaglyph
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The anaglyph was peculiar to the Egyptian priests; the hieroglyph generally known to the well educated.
If he had been a priest of Serapis for fifty years he could not have known the anaglyph better.
If he had been a priest of Serapis for fifty years, he could not have known the Anaglyph better!
The anaglyph was peculiar to the Egyptian priests—the hieroglyph generally known to the well educated.
- photog a stereoscopic picture consisting of two images of the same object, taken from slightly different angles, in two complementary colours, usually red and cyan (green-blue). When viewed through spectacles having one red and one cyan lens, the images merge to produce a stereoscopic sensation
- anything cut to stand in low relief, such as a cameo
C17: from Greek anagluphē carved in low relief, from ana- + gluphē carving, from gluphein to carve
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