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See low relief.
[French, from Italian bassorilievo : basso, low (from Medieval Latin bassus) + rilievo, relief (from rilevare, to raise, from Latin relevāre; see relieve).]
bas-relief(ˌbɑːrɪˈliːf; ˌbæs-; ˈbɑːrɪˌliːf; ˈbæs-) or
(Art Terms) sculpture in low relief, in which the forms project slightly from the background but no part is completely detached from it. Also called (Italian): basso rilievo
[C17: from French, from Italian basso rilievo low relief; see base2, relief]
bas-re•lief(ˌbɑ rɪˈlif, ˌbæs-; ˈbɑ rɪˌlif, ˈbæs-)
relief sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background. Also called low relief.