Hi, granny, what is the provenance of your old armchair ? Is it family-provenance ?
Well, well, "provenance", in french, means "origin" and is used only for places ("le train en provenance de Paris") - not for persons or persons' belongings.
Only auctionneers use that word, as far as I know.
And also butchers who deal with people who are afraid to eat a piece of madcow.
Yessss : cows, as african artifacts, must also "have" a provenance to be respectable and consumable. Wow.
"ari.b" <a312@...> wrote:
At Wikipedia ,the free Encyclopedia Provenance is the Origin or Source from which something comes ,AND THE HISTORY OF SUBSEQVENT OWNERS[ALSO KNOWN AS CHAIN OF CUSTODY IN SOME FIELDS]...
Enclose is another article that state the importance of who own the objects,who collect it etc..for many collectors..
I'll add-a very important factor ,especially in African Art who was influence by the objects [like Fang mask and Picasso]..http://www.pbs. org/wgbh/ pages/roadshow/ speak/provenance .html
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