What does the word cameo mean?

Usage examples for cameo

  1. There was no reason why he should not bend the knee before this exquisite little cameo, that by its very presence was giving him an hour of perfect pleasure and of aesthetic joy. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  2. And he liked the huge old- fashioned cameo that fastened it. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple