Alto-relievo



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Historical Examples

alto-relievo, figures carved out of a tablet so as to project at least one half from its surface.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

Did you see his alto-relievo of a Druid’s head in the Art club?
The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

Above is an alto-relievo subject of the Slaughter of the Innocents.
The Churches of Paris S. Sophia Beale

Both tombs are elaborately carved, the medallions in alto-relievo being of very delicate work.
Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins

In the centre of the attica stands a figure of Minerva in alto-relievo, with spear, helmet, and shield.
Old Rome Robert Burn

Against the pillars that support these arches, were affixed whole-length figures, or cariatides, in alto-relievo.
Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2) Dawson Turner

This is a female figure in alto-relievo on the wall, somewhat above and in front of him.
Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2) William Howitt

We pass through a vestibule between polished granite monoliths, or adorned with choice marble sculpture in alto-relievo.
Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men E. Edwards

The small detached chapel dedicated to St.-Hubert is much admired for its sculptural embellishments in alto-relievo.
Memoranda on Tours, Touraine and Central France. J. H. Holdsworth

The twelve busts in alto-relievo surround it like a beautiful wreath.
Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829. Hermann Pckler-Muskau

noun (pl) -vos
another name for high relief

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