Examples of provenance in a Sentence
Has anyone traced the provenances of these paintings?
The artifact is of unknown provenance.
Recent Examples of provenance from the Web
The ability to authenticate the provenance of digital media could do more than enable documentation of atrocities.
The provenance or ownership history of the works, which depict a monumental stepped pyramid and a pile of ceramic jugs, includes the collection of Anita Brenner, the scholar of Mexican culture and history.
The missiles Kim has launched in recent months bear numerous signs of Soviet provenance.
Henderson seems at first sight an unlikely champion of craft: no tangled beard, no sandals, no misshapen hand-loomed tweed garment of uncertain provenance.
Leading archaeologists and art historians opposed the purchase because the sculpture's provenance, or ownership history, could not be backed up with hard evidence.
The agents of the Deep State had allegedly used a partisan memo to spy on the Trump campaign, hiding its provenance.
The provenance of the hair found at Union College appears to be promising.
Unlike hops, whose variety and source are advertised on practically every bar menu, malts are for the most part available only from massive producers, and little attention has traditionally been paid by the public to their provenance.
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PROVENANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of provenance for English Language Learners
: the origin or source of something
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