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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: bas 'low' + relief 'raised work'

bas-relief

noun
     
Related topics: Sculpture
bas-re‧lief [uncountable and countable] technical
AVS a style of art in which stone or wood is cut so that shapes are raised above the surrounding surface [↪ high relief]

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