Bas`-re*lief" (?), n. [F. bas-relief; bas law + relief raised work, relever to raise: cf. It. bassorilievo.]

Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; -- called also bassrelief and basso-rilievo. See Alto-rilievo.


© Webster 1913.

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