Relief is deigned for viewing from one-side. It either protrudes or is sunken. When little depth is presented, it is referred to as "bas-relief." Bas if the french word for "low." When there is a great deal of depth it is called "high-relief."
In this sculpture, the beast and object of the structure protrudes. This is high-relief. The elements composing the background have less depth - low-relief.
The four figures all are high-relief. The alligator in their hands is has even greater depth.
The two main figures are in high-relief while the background components are bas-relief
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