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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian bassorilievo; see bas-relief.]

Examples

  • All the canals have bridges at stated distances; these bridges are bordered with balustrades of white marble sculptured in basso-relievo.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And if we are not obedient to the gods, there is a danger that we shall be split up again and go about in basso-relievo, like the profile figures having only half a nose which are sculptured on monuments, and that we shall be like tallies.

    The Symposium

  • And if we are not obedient to the gods, there is a danger that we shall be split up again and go about in basso-relievo, like the profile figures having only half a nose which are sculptured on monuments, and that we shall be like tallies.

    thispain Diary Entry

  • The Grand Tour says, that within four miles of Rome you see a tomb on the roadside, said to be that of Nero, with sculpture in basso-relievo at both ends.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • At the other end of the corridore, there is a range of antient sepulchral stones ornamented with basso-relievo brought hither from different parts by the Pisan Fleets in the course of their expeditions.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • First on one side you see several rooms filled with paintings as before, all so curious, and the variety such, that it is with reluctance that you can turn from them; while looking another way you are called off by a vast collection of busts and pieces of the greatest antiquity of the kind, both Greek and Romans; among these there is one of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in basso-relievo.

    From London to Land's End

  • First on one side you see several rooms filled with paintings as before, all so curious, and the variety such, that it is with reluctance that you can turn from them; while looking another way you are called off by a vast collection of busts and pieces of the greatest antiquity of the kind, both Greek and Romans; among these there is one of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in basso-relievo.

    From London to Land's End

  • First on one side you see several rooms filled with paintings as before, all so curious, and the variety such, that it is with reluctance that you can turn from them; while looking another way you are called off by a vast collection of busts and pieces of the greatest antiquity of the kind, both Greek and Romans; among these there is one of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius in basso-relievo.

    From London to Land's End

  • Terrace_, raised from the designs of Mr. Nash, which is abundantly adorned with columns, arches, statues, and basso-relievo.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 361, Supplementary Issue (1829)

  • Corinthian columns support a flattened pediment, in the tympanum of which is to be a composition in basso-relievo, analogous to science and literature.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 361, Supplementary Issue (1829)

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