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provenance

美国发音:['prɑvənəns]
英国发音:['prɒvənəns] [n]
〔林〕种源
起源,出处;原产地
来源
种苗原产地
产处

place of origin of something
The provenance of sculpture is the place of origin of sculpture. The provenance of martial arts like Karate and Kung fu is China; that is, China is the place where this system of fighting originated. The provenance of the numerical system is India in that the system of numerals that are in use now is India.