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ERIC Number: EJ941823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
A Cameo Appearance
Sterling, Joan
Arts & Activities, v149 n2 p36, 39 Mar 2011
Cameos are low-relief portraits that are traditionally carved out of large conch seashells, although other materials, such as stone or metal, may be used. Thus, Lincoln's head carved on a penny is considered a cameo. Cameos are typically worn as jewelry in the form of a pendant, brooch, or ring. The process dates back to the 500s A.D. In this article, the author describes how her fifth-grade students created self-portraits in a cameo style.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A