Jewelry revivals: cameo appearance

Peace Brooch
Shinji Nakaba (Japan, born in 1950)
2011
Helmet shell (aragonite), 18 karat gold, oxidized stainless steel
* Museum purchase with funds donated by Yvonne J. Markowitz in ?honor of Toni Strassler
* Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Perhaps the most familiar form of revival jewelry is the cameo. Whose grandmother did not have one of these in her jewelry box? Its roots trace to classical mythology. Done well, a cameo is a thing of beauty loaded with symbolism. Right now, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has quite a collection on display.