[Answer] Examine and describe the image above. What type of relief sculpture is it? Justify your answers.

Answer: There are there figures two of which look like females who are looking at the center figure placing his hat/crown on his head. There are many carved symbols surrounding the figures that are most likely some type of language. This is a sunken relief. Its figures and images are carved into the flat background.
Examine and describe the image above. What type of relief sculpture is it? Justify your answers.

Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief is from the Latin verb relevo to raise.To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane. What is actually performed when a relief is cut in from a flat surface of stone ( relief …

The Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus is a marble Early Christian sarcophagus used for the burial of Junius Bassus who died in 359.It has been described as “probably the single most famous piece of early Christian relief sculpture .” The sarcophagus was originally placed in or under Old St. Peter’s Basilica was rediscovered in 1597 and is now below the modern basilica in the Museo Storico del …

The Burney Relief (also known as the Queen of the Night relief ) is a Mesopotamian terracotta plaque in high relief of the Isin-Larsa period or Old-Babylonian period depicting a winged nude goddess-like figure with bird’s talons flanked by owls and perched upon two lions.

A pediment is an architectural element found particularly in Classical Neoclassical and Baroque architecture and its derivatives consisting of a gable usually of a triangular shape placed above the horizontal structure of the lintel or entablature if supported by columns.The tympanum the triangular area within the pediment is often decorated with relief sculpture . …

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