Campino - Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 39° 01.456 W 008° 47.532
29S E 517987 N 4319490
Quick Description: Sculpture depicting a Campino (Horse rider / cattle Herder) and a Bull.
Location: Santarém, Portugal
Date Posted: 3/8/2012 3:53:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMDXVP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This sculpture depicts a Campino (Horse rider / cattle Herder) and a Bull. It´s a 2003 work by the Portuguese Sculptor Francisco Salter Cid sponsored by the local City Hall as an hommage to this workers.

It´s in display in the rouondabout in front of the local Bullring. Bullfight is a tradition in this area.

A "campino" is a cattle herder in the Portuguese region of Ribatejo.

Campinos work on horse-back, using a long pole (a pampilho or lance) to manage and direct the herd.

Campinos are also known for their distinctive attire, which consists of a green and red stocking cap with a tassel, white shirt with full sleeves, red vest, short dark trousers and white stockings. This is similar to the traditional attire of the forcado, the difference being mainly in the colours.
Identity of Rider: Campino

Identity of Horse: Unkown

Name of artist: Francisco Salter Cid

Date of Dedication: 2003

Material: Bronze

Position: Two Hooves Raised

Unusual Features: Not listed

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