Bas-relief Art: Famous Works

Updated June 8, 2017 15.2k views 17 items

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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This list answers the questions, "What is an example of Bas-relief art?" and "Who are the most famous Bas-relief artists?"

For some of these Bas-relief pieces you can click on the title to find out more information about the art. If you're writing a paper on renowned Bas-relief art, this list is a great jumping off point. (17 items)

Allegory alluding to the Recovery of the King is a bas-relief created by Nicolas Coustou in 1693. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Nicolas Coustou

Subject: Louis XIV of France

Art Form: Sculpture, Bas-relief

Period / Movement: Baroque

Armoire said to be by Hugues Sambin is an armoire (said to be) created by Hugues Sambin in 1580. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Hugues Sambin

Subject: Mythology, Cain and Abel, Creationism

Genres (Art): Decorative arts

Art Form: Sculpture, Bas-relief, Painting

Period / Movement: Mannerism

Barberini ivory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Bas-relief Art: Famous Works
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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 It is a notable historical document because it is linked to queen Brunhilda of Austrasia.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 on Wikipedia

Art Form: Bas-relief

Cabinet is an ornate cabinet created around 1645. ...more on Wikipedia

Subject: Horatius Cocles, Mars, Minerva

Genres (Art): Decorative arts

Art Form: Bas-relief

Period / Movement: Baroque