Stelios Mavrommatis (Στέλιος Μαυρομμάτης) bust

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Προτομή Στέλιου Μαυρομμάτη (9)n

Artist: Leonidas Spanos

Location: “Stelios Mavromatis” union premises, Agios Pavlos, Nicosia, Nicosia district. 

Dimensions: 190 (+29 cm the step) x 92 cm x 46 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken in the 1960s by the “Stelios Mavromatis” union. No further information is available.

On the pedestal is written: “If freedom reached Cyprus with her wings broken, it is not your fault. Yours were the gallows and the manliness” (Κι αν με σπασμένες φτερούγες ήρθε στην Κύπρο η λευτεριά, δικό σου δεν είναι το φταίξιμο. Δική σου είναι η αγχόνη κι η λεβεντιά δική σου).

On the wall behind him in golden letters the familiar statement appears again “Freedom demands virtue and courage” (Θέλει αρετήν και τόλμην η ελευθερία).