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These antique cameos, some more than 2000 years old, are either displayed in museums or are in private collections. The layers are dyed to create strong color contrasts. The layers are translucent; this allows the artist to create shading effects by removing material to allow the background layer to show through.
The most usual colors used for two-layer stones are white on black, white on blue, and white on red-brown. This way a very realistic, lifelike quality to a figure can be achieved.
This derives from another generalized meaning that has developed, the cameo as an image of a head in an oval frame in any medium, such as a photograph.Helmet shells (Cassis tuberosa) from the West Indies, and queen conch shells (Eustrombus gigas) from the Bahamas and West Indies, arrived in Europe.