[met-soh-ri-lee-voh, med-zoh-, mez-oh-]
- sculptured relief intermediate between high relief and bas-relief.
Origin of mezzo-relievo
Borrowed into English from Italian around 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for mezzo-relievo
I have sometimes there observed, in the middle, little statues in mezzo-relievo.The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 1 (of 6)
Luigi Antonio Lanzi
As they are intended for minute inspection, gems are generally in mezzo-relievo.
A marble tabernacle, decorated in mezzo-relievo and originally made for the nuns of the convent of the Murate.Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century
Estelle M. Hurll
- carving in which the depth of the relief is halfway between that of high relief and low relief
from Italian: half relief