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15:59 Feb 8, 2009
English to Japanese translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting Additional field(s): History, Archaeology
English term or phrase:bas-relief
Definition from About.com: 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.
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. armenians.com
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. cavemanart.com
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. fullbooks.com
Explanation: 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.
ykamada Japan Local time: 06:30 Native speaker of: Japanese
Yoohoo Fujisawa New Zealand Local time: 10:30 Native speaker of: Japanese PRO pts in category: 4
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