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Cavo-rilievo

“Relief,” cut below the original surface, the highest parts of the figure being on a level with the surface. Also called Intaglio-rilievato (pronounce cah'-vo-rel-ye'-vo).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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