Relief

Relief sculpture is sculpture in which images are slightly raised off a flat background (like canvas, wood, stone or a sheet of paper). A coin is a good example of relief sculpture: the date, the inscription and the figure -usually a portrait, are all slightly raised above a flat surface.






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