Illustrated Architecture Dictionary .......................... Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary
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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
Used in furniture
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: Philip Becker Monument
- Francis W. Tracy Monument
- Knox House
- Courier Express Building
- City Hall
- 17 Court Street
- Our Lady of Victory Basilica
- St. Matthew, St. John, St. Mark Carved panels