Miss Ross described her beauty graphically enough when she said it was that of an old Greek bas-relief.
Here and there was an Italian cabinet surmounted with Delft, and here and there a bas-relief.
Among the figures of this bas-relief, twelve are recognized by their lofty stature and sitting posture as those of divinities.
This fragment contains a bas-relief representing the execution of a martyr.
Its dome, as it appears in a bas-relief, must have rivalled that of St. Peter's at Rome; but no trace of it now remains.
They were holding hands in an attitude suggestive of a bas-relief.
This band is to be seen in bas-relief at Chichen-Itza, inthe mural paintings, and on the head of the statue of Chaacmol.
When she felt a bas-relief of dancing girls she asked, "Where are the singers?"
Suddenly I receive a Titian, by the post, to hang on my wall—a Greek bas-relief to stick over my chimney-piece.
I regret that I have not time to make you a sketch of a bas-relief.
1660s, from French bas-relief, a loan-translation of Italian basso-rilievo "low relief, raised work."
A kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures are raised a few inches from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect. The term is French for “low relief.”