cavo-relievo

cavo-relievo

[kah-voh-ri-lee-voh, key-]
noun, plural cavo-relievos. Fine Arts.
1.
a form of relief sculpture in which the volumes are carved or incised so that the highest points are below or level with the original surface. Compare intaglio ( defs 1–3 ).
2.
a piece of sculpture in this form.
Also called sunk relief.


Origin:
< Italian cavo-rilievo hollow relief. See cave, relief

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cavo-relievo or cavo-rilievo (ˌkɑːvəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ, ˌkeɪ-, ˌkɑːvəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ, ˌkeɪ-)
 
n , pl -vos, -vi
a relief sculpture in which the highest point in the carving is below the level of the original surface
 
[Italian, literally: hollow relief]
 
cavo-rilievo or cavo-rilievo (ˌkɑːvəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ, ˌkeɪ-, ˌkɑːvəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ, ˌkeɪ-, -vɪ)
 
n
 
[Italian, literally: hollow relief]

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