noun[mass noun] Sculpture
Another term for high relief (see relief (sense 4)).
- The main carvings are in haut-relief on the stone facing of the cathedral, showing superb skill and craftsmanship.
- They can be engraved, sculpted in bas-relief, in haut-relief and in certain cases they are cut out with varying degrees of openwork.
- We have in our church painted pictures; we have sculptures, both bas-relief and haut-relief.
Mid 19th century: French, literally 'high relief'.
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