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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In sculpture, altorilievo.

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  • There are two principal kinds of relief: Low Relief (bas-relief, basso-rilievo), the figures of which have only a limited thickness, and in which the appearance of solidity is achieved by the effect of light and shade; and High Relief (grand-relief, alto-rilievo), in which the figures sometimes appear entirely in the round.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

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