Most cameos are made of glass, shell, or in some cases, volcanic rock. Cameo's became popular early during the Roman Empire and usually had a blue background. Later during the Roman Empire they had a more translucent background. Shell cameo's became popular during the Renaissance and usually have a gray background. In the 1850's it became the fashion to wear cameo's as jewelry. Cameo's usually depict historic figures and Roman or Greek Mythology.
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