from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 1840-1916 1913


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