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Panayiotis Toumazos (Παναγιώτης Τουμάζος) bust

Παναγιώτης Τουμάζου (1)n Παναγιώτης Τουμάζου (3)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis & Phylactis Ierides

Location: “Panayiotis Toumazos” union premises, Episkopi. Limassol district 

Dimensions: 135 cm x 104 cm

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the bust was taken by the “Panayiotis Toumazos” union. It was placed in 1997.


Alekos Konstantinou (Αλέκου Κωνσταντίνου) and Panayiotis Toumazos (Παναγιώτης Τουμάζος) busts

Alekos Konstantinou' bustn Panayiotis Toumazos' bustn Προτομές ΑΛέκου Κωνσταντίνου και Παναγιώτη Τομάζου αγωνιστών ΕΟΚΑ 55-59 (3)n

Artist: Philippos Yiapanis 

Location: Kakopetria village entrance. Nicosia district. 

Material: Bronze 

Dimensions: 172 cm x 75 cm x 55 cm

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Toumazos’ bust is an exact copy of his bust at Episkopi (Limassol district). The initiative for this memorial was taken by Kakopetrias’ PAOK (ΠΑΟΚ) athletic union, SIMAE ( Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle) and Kakopetria Community Committee. The unveiling took place on May 29th 2005. 

Selected sources: 

~ Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/9, Meeting Minutes November 29, 1991.


Panayiotis Toumazos (Παναγιώτης Τουμάζος) statue

Ανδριάντας Παναγιώτη Τουμάζου (5)n

Ανδριάντας Παναγιώτη Τουμάζου (13)n

Artist: George Kyriacou 

Location: Area “Saranta-Mili” (40th-Mile), Kakopetria-Troodos road. Nicosia district. 

Material: Bronze 

Category: EOKA 1955-59, Modern sculpture

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

With the exception of the archaic helmet and the shield, and unlike the commemorative tradition in Cyprus, the figure is depicted in a remarkably abstract way, as an ideogram of all male fighters. However, the visual reference to these two items, secure the respect to the ancestral tradition, balancing the bold aesthetic result of the statue.

The statue was commissioned by SIMAE (Historical Archive of the Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 struggle), the Kakopetria Community Committee, a private committee for the memorial and the Cypriot Workers Confederation (SEK/ΣΕΚ). The unveiling took place on June 27th 1993.