The new Sappho papyrus probably came from Egypt and perhaps from Oxyrynchus, but its provenance may never be known.
Today, a lack of provenance often means one of two things: an artifact is forged or an artifact was illegally acquired.
Ask yourself about the provenance, the use, what will become of each of the objects you take out.
The company prides itself on the provenance of its blades, which, while cheap, are hardly commodities.
Proving that in this case, provenance—and prescience—can be quite lucrative.
The Garuḍa may itself be of Persian provenance, for birds play a considerable part in Persian mythology.
Day after day I wondered about its provenance, but your letter dispels the mystery.
If it be true, it falls in with the palaeographic indications and suggests an Alexandrian provenance.
When there is any doubt the history and provenance of the work should be carefully studied.
There where true grace simply used ease and provenance, affected grace becomes effeminacy.