Definition and Types – Types of Sculpture Relief in Ancient Times

Relief is sculpture and then 3-dimensional carvings which are generally made on stone. This form of carving is generally found in temple buildings, temples, monuments and ancient historical areas. In the country, reliefs on the walls of the Borobudur temple are one example used to describe the life of the Juggernaut and its teachings. In Europe, carvings on the Parthenon archaic temple can also be seen today as Primitive Greek historical relics.

These reliefs can be stand-alone carvings, as well as parts of other relief panels, forming a story or teaching. At Borobudur Temple itself, for example, more than 1400 snowboard reliefs are used to tell all the instructions of the Gautama Buddha.


Types – Types of Relief

• High Relief
High relief is a type of comfort with carvings that extra prominently out with a viewer of 50 percent less depth. Relief now almost displays sculptures or intact sculptures attached to the surface of the wall.
Examples of high reliefs are most of the Javanese Buddhist period statues that lean on the cofre stela, or the reliefs of the Lokapala goddess on the Prambanan temple. Another example is the reliefs in ancient Greece and Rome that were more prominent.