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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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The New York Times reported that "cursing could be heard" from Wace's booth as three police officers and two prosecutors showed a search warrant and seized the limestone basrelief of a Persian soldier with shield and spear.
But then, it took a long time to carve the wooden block into a basrelief with all the symbols perfectly formed.
It chronicles a tale that, like the battle scenes vividly depicted in basrelief on the walls of Angkor Wat, has taken on legendary proportions.
(21) Il s'agit de la position des pieds de Gradiva, telle quelle est representee dans un basrelief. La problematique fetichiste est, pour Freud, explicite.
The broken mace head was found on the ground below the basrelief, so this was a case of vandalism and not looting of artifacts.
From Kennedy's portfolios, Lins takes those details that imply action (e .g., "joining" and "holding," respectively, for the images described above; also "clutching," "sliding," "meeting," as described in her titles) and recreates them as basreliefs in mountainous lumps of clay.
Caption: 9 Patterns sketched from Khmer textiles as depicted on basreliefs.
At a press conference in Paris on Friday, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) DirectorGeneral, Irina Bokova, condemned the devastation of artefacts and basreliefs, including large statues from the UNESCO world Heritage site of Hatra, by IS.
As a first example of its possibilities, the page shows a description of the musical sculptures and basreliefs from the Lonja de la Seda, a Gothic building of the city of Valencia.
The structure became an instant landmark, iconic in all its grandeur with a monumental entrance above stone steps, a colossal front arcade adorned with basreliefs, facades of rusticated Maine granite and an interior oval central pavilion surrounded by four light courts.
Randolph Rogers, representing the history of Columbus in a series of admirable basreliefs, [...] Miss Hosmer's noble statue of Zenobia.'(4)).
"One more disgraceful incident happened a few days ago - hooligans defiled with paint the statues of the soldiers in one of the basreliefs of the monument," Moscow said.