Definitions for "Bas Relief"
Figures (sculptured work) which project less than half their true proportions from the wall or surface on which they are carved.
A French term meaning "low-raised work." This art, along with high relief, is known collectively as relief sculpture-- meant to be seen primarily from one direction - as opposed to sculpture which is in the round or full round.
'Bas', pronounced 'BA' means low, therefore a sculpture that is shallow in dimension compared with one that is fully three dimensional.