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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background.

Usage examples (26)
  • These temples seem to rest upon a fantastic base in which are carved in alto rilievo all the gods of
  • For, as Flaxman remarks, the styles of different hands are sufficiently evident in the alto and basso rilievo.
  • The plates of embossed and chiseled bronze which encased the body of the chariot are figured with admirably-worked subjects in basso-rilievo, many of them relating to...
  • From part of a baflb - rilievo in the Villa Borghefe. for more
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