- a form of relief sculpture in which the volumes are carved or incised so that the highest points are below or level with the original surface.Compare intaglio(defs 1–3).
- a piece of sculpture in this form.
Origin of cavo-relievo
Also called sunk relief.
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Near to this is another stela of great beauty, engraved in low relief and cavo-relievo, coloured.
- a relief sculpture in which the highest point in the carving is below the level of the original surface
Word Origin for cavo-relievo
Italian, literally: hollow relief
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