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Greek sardonyx Cameo
MFA# 99.101


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.)

Resources and Citations

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

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