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 Mohammed 'A[li]/ Int. court showing paveme[nt] of square slabs of marble: colonnade .../ Accession 21436/ E9835/ Class 161/ C136/ 308; 817" On front: "8 Musq. Mohamed-Aly [illegible]"