Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
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Bas-relief
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Architecture:

A sculptural carving, embossing, or casting that projects very little from the background

French for low relief.

Commonly found in most styles of architecture.

Relief: sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

The relief carving of hieroglyphics on Egyptian temple walls, columns, and obelisks is bas relief. 

See also: Relief carving


Furniture:

Used in furniture


Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:



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