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high relief

noun, Sculpture.
sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background.
Origin of high relief
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Among those saved from the old basilica, is the magnificent paschal candlestick, covered with sculpture in high-relief.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for high-relief

high relief

relief in which forms and figures stand out from the background to half or more than half of their natural depth Also called alto-relievo
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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