Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli born c. died 17 May He was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici.
Portrait of a Fayum woman. Fayum Mummy portrait is the modern term given to a type of naturalistic painted portraits on wooden boards. The portraits were an innovation dating back to the Coptic period during the time of the Roman occupation of Egypt.