Jean Sébah was a photographer active in Egypt, Turkey, and the Levant during the last quarter of the nineteenth and first quarter of the twentieth centuries. In 1888, he inherited a photography business begun by his father, Pascal Sébah, and partnered with Policarpe Joaillier to form the studio known as Sébah and Joaillier.
Transcripton of information written on back of photograph: "Cairo, Mosque of Mohammad 'Ali./ Interior: sanctuary showing Byzantine domes on square pillars .../ Accession 21437/ Class 161/ C136/ 303; 819." On front: "Mosquee Mohamed-Aly (Sanctuaire a. / J.P. Sebah"