Japanese translation: レリーフ板、浅いレリーフ、バス・レリーフ

English term or phrase:bas-relief
Japanese translation:レリーフ板、浅いレリーフ、バス・レリーフ

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15:59 Feb 8, 2009
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Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Additional field(s): History, Archaeology
English term or phrase: bas-relief
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Bas-relief sculpture is stone sculpture made by chipping away at a slab of rock to make a picture that stands out. It is also called low relief sculpture (bas being the French for 'low') and is contrasted with high relief sculpture where the image stands out further from the surface. The Egyptians, Persians, Greeks and many others have used bas-relief.

Example sentence(s):
  • Great importance is attached to outer and inner dressing of artistic expressive means, bass-relief picturing Maecenas having contributed to the construction, the life-trees, angels, apostles, Christ and St. Astvadsasin become the inseparable part of those complexes, interwoven with architectural patterns and devices.
  • There is a famous mosaic in Urhoy, which depicts a royal banquet dated 278 A.D. The similarities between it and the earlier Assyrian bass relief of the victory banquet in the palace of the King Ashurbanipal 668-630 B.C. in Nineveh are striking, which proves that the art and traditions in Urhoy were the continuity of the ancient Assyrian ones.
  • On the Mexican feroher before alluded to, and which is most elaborately carved in bass-relief on a massive piece of polygonous granite, constituting a portion of a cyclopean wall, the cross is enclosed within the ring, and accompanying it are four tassel-like ornaments, graved equally well.
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Yoohoo Fujisawa
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4 +2レリーフ板、浅いレリーフ、バス・レリーフ
Yoohoo Fujisawa
5 -1ロー・リリーフ Or バス・リリーフ


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ロー・リリーフ Or バス・リリーフ

Definition from Montegrappa Italia:

Example sentence(s):
  • ヴィヴィアンウエストウッド バスリリーフペンダント(Vivienne Westwood). 28000円(税込) ... ヴィヴィアンウエストウッド インゴットペンダント(Vivienne Westwood) - Vivienne Westwood  

I could not find any professional and/or educational sites hit for using the term of Japanese word. In that case the term might be used as loan word.
In your explanation, introduced as "low relief" and "bath relief" then the Japanese word of ロー・リリーフ Or バス・リリーフ hit a couple sites.
Please check them.

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No  cinefil: リリーフはレリーフでは?
59 days
  -> 再度チェックしてみます、ありがとうございます。
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Definition from What is bas-relief?:

Example sentence(s):
  • バス・レリーフとは彫刻の一種で、石、金属、木に浮き彫りを施し、その一瞬を捕らえたかのように見せる物である。 - What is bas relief?  
  • コリント・オーダー(ギリシアの建物の柱式。柱にアカンサスなどの葉飾りを施してある)には浅いレリーフ(バス・レリーフ)が多用されている。 - Wikipedia - relief  

Yoohoo Fujisawa
New Zealand
Local time: 11:18
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in category: 4

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Yes  cinefil: フランス語のbas-relief(浅浮き彫り)をそのまま使ってているのでは?
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Yes  Yasutomo Kanazawa
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