bas-reliefnoun [ C or U ]uk /ˌbæs.rɪˈliːf/ us /ˌbæs.rɪˈliːf/
Examples from literature
- In bas-relief, the background was left untouched and only the figures were coloured.
- Note bas-reliefs over doorway, and tablet with figured eagle below parapet.
- The frieze and pediment were red and decorated with white bas-reliefs.
- The lower part is panelled, each panel having two heads carved in bas-relief.
- The walls were faced with bas-reliefs representing scenes in his life done in massive silver.