Origin of basso-relievo
First recorded in 1660–70, basso-relievo is from the Italian word basso rilievo low relief
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Examples from the Web for basso-relievo
He was required to compose a basso-relievo for the duke's private cabinet.
The machines that were employed to raise it are represented upon it in basso-relievo.
Directly over the door is a basso-relievo of two enormous gridirons, in stone.The Book of Curiosities
Cibber carved a basso-relievo on one side, representing King Charles in a Roman costume, protecting the ruined city.Sir Christopher Wren
Filippo next turned his attention to sculpture, and executed works in basso-relievo, which showed an extraordinary genius.