Origin of proveniencefrom Classical Latin proveniens, present participle of provenire: see provenance
A source or origin.
Origin of provenienceAlteration of provenance
- (archaeology) Source; origin.
- The term provenience in archaeology/archeology has largely replaced provenance because provenience is restricted to in situ location at the date of archaeological discovery rather than the "origin-to-present" chain of custody details of proper provenance as is customarily used by historians, museums, and commercial entities.
Alteration of provenance