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Pausias (Παυσίας) was an ancient Greek painter of the first half of the 4th century, of the school of Sicyon. He introduced the custom of painting ceilings of houses. He is thought to have invented the encaustic method of painting. He was proud of being able to finish a picture in just 24 hours. His most famous work was of a bull called A Sacrifice improved by his son Aristolaos.

In Pausanias' Description of Greece some wall paintings by Pausias are mentioned. In the Tholos at Epidaurus, there was a painting of Eros laying down his bow and arrow to pick up his lyre. There was also a painting portraying Drunkenness drinking wine from a crystal bowl, with his face showing through the bowl.

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