Cameo

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Description

A relief image on a contrasting color background carved from a layered substrate. Cameos are carved from gems (i.e., jet, onyx), conch shells and from multilayered glass (cameo glass) or ceramic (Jasperware).

Synonyms and Related Terms

camée (Fr.)

Authority

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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