relief sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background.
Miss Ross described her beauty graphically enough when she said it was that of an old Greek bas-relief.
Contraband G. J. Whyte-Melville
When she felt a bas-relief of dancing girls she asked, “Where are the singers?”
Story of My Life Helen Keller
Among the figures of this bas-relief, twelve are recognized by their lofty stature and sitting posture as those of divinities.
Lippincott’s Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23. Various
Here and there was an Italian cabinet surmounted with Delft, and here and there a bas-relief.
The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
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.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume III John Lord
This fragment contains a bas-relief representing the execution of a martyr.
Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani
This band is to be seen in bas-relief at Chichen-Itza, inthe mural paintings, and on the head of the statue of Chaacmol.
Vestiges of the Mayas Augustus Le Plongeon
They were holding hands in an attitude suggestive of a bas-relief.
All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
Suddenly I receive a Titian, by the post, to hang on my wall—a Greek bas-relief to stick over my chimney-piece.
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
I regret that I have not time to make you a sketch of a bas-relief.
The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850 Various
sculpture in low relief, in which the forms project slightly from the background but no part is completely detached from it Also called (Italian) basso rilievo
1660s, from French bas-relief, a loan-translation of Italian basso-rilievo “low relief, raised work.”
bas-relief [(bah ruh-leef)]
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.”
a department in NE France. 1848 sq. mi. (4785 sq. km). Capital: Strasbourg. Historical Examples The people of this district have a less soft pronunciation than those of Bas-Rhin. Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) Carl Engel The democratic idea grew and was represented chiefly by the Courrier du Bas-Rhin which influenced public […]
toward the base. basad ba·sad (bā’sād’) adj. Having a direction toward the base of an object or structure.
of, at, or forming the base. forming a basis; fundamental; basic. Physiology. indicating a standard low level of activity of an organism, as during total rest. of an amount required to maintain this level. Medicine/Medical. serving to induce a preliminary or light anesthesia prior to total anesthetization. Historical Examples Fig. 71 shows a combination of […]
- Basal anaesthesia
noun preliminary and incomplete anaesthesia induced to prepare a surgical patient for total anaesthesia with another agent