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Pausias(pô`shēəs), fl. 1st half of 4th cent. B.C., Greek painter. He was celebrated for his decorative paintings, particularly in encausticencaustic,
painting medium in which the binder for the pigment is wax or wax and resin. Examples of encaustic tomb portraits from Roman Egypt bear witness to the durability of the medium, which is thought to have been widely used in ancient times.
..... Click the link for more information. , a method which he is said to have invented. His most famous single work, A Sacrifice, containing an admirably foreshortened and modeled figure of a bull, was preserved until late Roman times in the portico of Pompey's temple in Rome.