The Greatest Famous Bas-reliefs

List of famous Bas-relief art from around the world, listed alphabetically. This popular Bas-relief art list features pictures of each famous Bas-relief piece when available, and includes names of the famous artists who created the artwork. Fans of historic Bas-relief art can use this list to discover some beautiful Bas-relief pieces that they've never seen before.

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    Dendera zodiac

    Dendera zodiac
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    The sculptured Dendera zodiac is a widely known Egyptian bas-relief from the ceiling of the pronaos of a chapel dedicated to Osiris in the Hathor temple at Dendera, containing images of Taurus and the Libra. This chapel was begun in the late Ptolemaic period; its pronaos was added by the emperor Tiberius. This led Jean-François Champollion to date the relief correctly to the Greco-Roman period, but most of his contemporaries believed it to be of the New Kingdom. The relief, which John H. Rogers characterised as "the only complete map that we have of an ancient sky", has been conjectured to represent the basis on which later astronomy systems were based. It is now on display at the Musée du ...more
    • Art Form: Bas-relief
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    D. Mauch: Lamentation of Christ, Stuttgart

    D. Mauch: Lamentation of Christ, Stuttgart
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    • Artist: Daniel Mauch
    • Subject: Lamentation of Christ
    • Art Form: Bas-relief
  • Barberini ivory
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    The Barberini ivory is a Byzantine ivory leaf from an imperial diptych dating from Late Antiquity, now in the Louvre in Paris. It represents the emperor as triumphant victor. It is generally dated from the first half of the 6th century and is attributed to an imperial workshop in Constantinople, while the emperor is usually identified as Justinian, or possibly Anastasius I or Zeno. It is a notable historical document because it is linked to queen Brunhilda of Austrasia. On the back there is a list of names of Frankish kings, all relatives of Brunhilda, indicating the important position of queens within Frankish royal families. Brunhilda ordered the list to be inscribed and offered it to the ...more
    • Art Form: Bas-relief
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Artist: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    • Subject: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Sculpture, Bas-relief
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    Harbaville Triptych

    Harbaville Triptych
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    The Harbaville Triptych is a Byzantine ivory triptych of the middle of the 10th century with a Deesis and other saints, now in the Louvre. Traces of colouring can still be seen on some figures. It is regarded as the finest, and best-preserved, of the "Romanos group" of ivories from a workshop in Constantinople, probably closely connected with the Imperial Court. The group takes its name from another ivory in the Cabinet des Médailles of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris showing Christ crowning an Emperor, named as Romanos, and his Empress. This is thought to be either Romanos II crowned in 959, or possibly Romanos IV, crowned in 1068. related works are in Rome, the Vatican, and ...more
    • Art Form: Sculpture, Bas-relief
  • Allegory alluding to the Recovery of the King is a bas-relief created by Nicolas Coustou in 1693.
    • Artist: Nicolas Coustou
    • Subject: Louis XIV of France
    • Art Form: Sculpture, Bas-relief
    • Period / Movement: Baroque