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Sculptural relief that projects very little from the background. Also called bas-relief, basso-relievo.
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(Art Terms) another term for bas-relief
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bas-re•lief(ˌbɑ rɪˈlif, ˌbæs-; ˈbɑ rɪˌlif, ˈbæs-)
relief sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background. Also called low relief.
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|Noun||1.||low relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut|
relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief, embossment, relief - sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
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