from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Half relief; sculpture in relief, whose figures project from the background by one half their full roundness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Half relief; sculpture in relief of which the figures project from the background by one half their full roundness.
- n. A work of sculpture of the above character. See alto-rilievo.
demi- + Italian rilievo. (Wiktionary)
A bronze demi-rilievo of Assyro-Phænician workmanship would also suggest that Dagon played a prominent part in the doctrines concerning death and future life.
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