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.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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

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