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Cavo-rilievo

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cavo-rilievo (Sculp) Hollow relief; sculpture in relief within a sinking made for the purpose, so no part of it projects beyond the plain surface around.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cavo-rilievo In sculpture, a kind of relief in which the highest surface is level with the plane of the original stone, which is left around the outlines of the design. Sculpture of this kind is much employed in the decoration of the walls of Egyptian temples. Also written cavo-relievo, and also called cœlanaglyphic sculpture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cavo-rilievo kä′vō-rē-lyā′vō a kind of relief in which the highest surface is level with the plane of the original stone, which is left round the outlines of the design
    • Cavo-rilievo Also Intaglio-rilievo and Cœlanaglyphic sculpture
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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