Pausias pô´shēəs [key], fl. 1st half of 4th cent. BC, Greek painter. He was celebrated for his decorative paintings, particularly in encaustic , 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.
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