© National Museum of Romanian History

Name of Object:

Shepherd with his sheep


Bucharest, Romania

Holding Institution:

National Museum of Romanian History

 About National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest

Date of Object:

First quarter of the 20th century


Sheep husbandry has always been a traditional agricultural occupation in the Romanian lands. Shepherds spent summers in mountainous regions, where they found pastures for their flocks, and descended into lower valleys for the winter. Transhumance is still practiced in Romania. During the Ottoman sovereignty, one of Moldavia and Wallachia's economical obligations towards the Porte was to send sheep, but also sheep wool, cheese, meat and tallow in the Ottoman Empire.

Citation of this web page:

"Shepherd with his sheep" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;rm;19;en

MWNF Working Number: RO 019

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