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The Forgotten Beauty of Cameo Art.

Cameo is a method of carving an object such as an engraved gem, item of jewellery or vessel made in this manner. Originally, and still in discussing historical work, cameo only referred to works where the relief image was of a contrasting colour to the background; this was achieved by carefully carving a piece of material with a flat plane where two contrasting colours met, removing all the first colour except for the image to leave a contrasting background. 

Here are some beautiful examples of this rarely practiced art:

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