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Sebou ceremony candle holder
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1994
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Image is a reproduction.; Title supplied by cataloger.
Jehan Agrama was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1959. In 1960, her family moved to Los Angeles so that her parents could attend UCLA. For about five years the family stayed in student housing as her father, who was a filmmaker in Cairo, earned a film degree and her mother earned a Master’s in English. With their degrees acquired, the family moved from Los Angeles to Rome, Italy. Jehan moved back to the United States in 1976 to attend Pomona College in Claremont. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Pomona and an Honors M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Jehan later made a name for herself in the entertainment industry and served as board member for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in Los Angeles.
A candle holder used as part of a Sebou, an Egyptian naming ceremony. Four candles surround the main candle which is named for the child, Anjoum. The ceremony is the child's official introduction to society.
1 photographic print :color. ;18 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Arab American Community
S-012-009 120
Naming ceremonies--Egypt
Rites and ceremonies--Egypt
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Agrama, Jehan

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