bas-relief

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bas-relief

sculpture in low relief, in which the forms project slightly from the background but no part is completely detached from it
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bas-relief

[¦ba·ri¦lēf]
(graphic arts)
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bas-relief, basso-relievo, basso-rilievo

A carving, embossing, or casting moderately protruded from the background plane; low relief.
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