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Alto-relievo is translated from Italian as high-relief, a technique in Classical antiquity sculpture to reveal human or animal figures that project out from a solid tablet of marble or other material. At least one-half of the figure must be projecting from the surface, often appearing in a standing position. (from: Wikipedia)