from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bas-relief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as bas-relief.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Dated form of bas relief.


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  • But partying aside, come and see the new and one-of-a-kind pieces that Tayzia's rezzed, including the El Catrin, a bass-relief painting located just behind the grand piano by Red Randt, the Multiple Bag of Secrets by Elros Tuominen, the amazingly built/textured Marat by AM Radio, as well as the Tree by Kalt.

    Second Life's art M.O.M gets new digs; parties on...

  • There is also an altar, probably dedicated to Jupiter, placed against the wall of a house; above it is a bass-relief in stucco, with an eagle in the tympanum.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • The bronze bass-relief upon the monument, made from the working drawing furnished by Mr. Dripps, is an exact representation of the locomotive when it arrived in America.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891

  • Many of these objects are of great beauty; the creamy hue of the ware itself, slightly translucent, the graceful simplicity of their forms, and the delicate mouldings of classical designs in bass-relief with which they are adorned, producing an admirable effect, highly creditable to English taste.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851

  • The facade of the house on the Rue Fortunee, now the Rue Balzac, was also to be embellished, and the central pavilion made to represent the novelist's apotheosis, with a monumental bass-relief and a niche.


  • It was a common little church enough, with a large mortuary chapel, where all the Danvers family reposed; ancient Danvers lying in armor, with their mailed hands joined, beside their wives; more modern Danvers kneeling in bass-relief in colored plaster and execrable taste in recesses.

    The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers

  • He waited until the old chief arrived, and used such arguments that in the course of several sittings he obtained the bass-relief medallion which is here to be seen [illustration omitted].

    Chief Joseph

  • She allowed the ear-trumpet to hang by its silver chain from her neck, and, reaching out her hand to a recess in the writing-table at which she sat, she drew forth a small ebony box, set in silver, and carved all over with little figures in bass-relief.


  • There were four or five pictures -- one, a bass-relief of Endymion, deep asleep, yet conscious in his dream that the moon is peeping shyly over his polished shoulder, had been copied from a famous original by Sophie herself.


  • Part of the marble pulpit has a curious bass-relief, said to be representative of the worship of Mercury; and indeed the Torcellani owe much of the beauty of their Duomo to unrequited antiquity.

    Venetian Life


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