embossment embossment

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an impression produced by pressure or printing
  2. (n) sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

Usage(s):

  • The superb min-chiate (or tarot) cards done in the 15th century by Bonifacio Bembo for Filippo Visconti, Duke of Milan, are so elaborate in their detailed painting, embossment .
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