Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In relief; relating to sculpture in relief, especially of metal.
  • adj. Relating to chasing such as surface ornamentation in metal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In relief; pertaining to sculpture in relief, especially of metal; also, pertaining to chasing such as surface ornamentation in metal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anc. metal-work, chased, carved, or embossed: noting, in general, all varieties of sculptured, modeled, or other art-work in metal.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ancient Greek belonging to work in relief.

Examples

  • In a piece of toreutic art which is the best part? the silver or the workmanship?

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • Striking similarities of form and artistic execution between the early glyptic and toreutic work of Ionia and Cilicia respectively have been mentioned in the last chapter; and it need only be added here, in conclusion, that if Cilicia had relations with Ionia as early as the opening of the seventh century -- relations sufficient to lead to alliance in war and to modification of native arts -- it is natural enough that she should be found allied a few years later with Lydia rather than with Media.

    The Ancient East

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.