Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An epithet applied to that species of carving in relief in which no part of the figure represented projects beyond the surrounding plane, the relief being effected by deeply incising the outlines. J. T. Clarke. This is the most usual method of relief in ancient Egyptian work, the figures when carved being brightly colored, and the incised outline being apparent only by side light. Also koilanaglyphic, coilanaglyphic. See
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