When a rug is woven in India, this is an example of a time when the provenance is India.
When a piece of art can be traced back in history as first having been owned by a King and then by two collectors, this history of the owners is an example of the provenance of the art.
Many supermarkets display the provenance of their food products.
This spear is of Viking provenance.
The picture is of royal provenance.
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Origin of provenance
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition