In this paper I emphasise the relevance of the archival documents, in order to understand the extent of the circulation of art works in the Venetian ports of the Levant. A few examples are presented, chosen among those, stored in the Archivio di Stato di Venezia, concerning ecclesiastical properties in Constantinople, Raidestos and Negroponte, in which liturgical vessels, textiles, and manuscripts are mentioned. Such lists are very concise, but some preliminary remarks can be drawn out of them, about the quality and provenance of the objects used and preserved in the Venetian churches of the Outremer in the Late Middle Ages.
Bevilacqua, L. (2016). Tra Oriente e Occidente: note sulla circolazione artistica nei 'quartieri' veneziani del Levante attraverso i documenti. HORTUS ARTIUM MEDIEVALIUM, 22, 83-91 [10.1484/J.HAM.5.111333].