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Christodoulos Agridiotis

  • Kyriakos Agridiotis & Sons Ltd Family
  • Woodcarver
  • Latsia, Cyprus
  • Master Artisan
Christodoulos Agridiotis Woodcarver
Contact
Greek, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 07:30 - 19:00
Phone:
+357 22482409
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Byzantine and Baroque style wood carving

  • • Iconostasis and ecclesiastical furniture that last
  • • Their projects found in churches in Cyprus, Greece, UK
  • • Well-made woodcrafts are durable in centuries

Christodoulos Agridiotis learned wood carving from his father Kyriakos, who established his workshop in 1970 in north Nicosia. After the Turkish invasion in 1974, the family moved the workshop to Latsia, where Christodoulos works with his brother. They design and make iconostasis and other woodcraft from scratch, until the last touch during installation. The wood-carved, gold-leaf highchair where Pope Benedict XVI sat during his Cyprus visit came out from their workshop and makes them truly proud. Agridiotis brothers stick to tradition, using the techniques learned from the masters but they do not stop there. They add their own vision and imagination and move on, along with their craft.

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Works

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Columns and capitals for Cathedral of Nicosia

These hand-carved, Baroque-styled columns and capitals are part of a larger project for the Iconostasis at the new Cathedral of Nicosia. They are carved from white oak.

Height 200 cm

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Archangel model

This hand carved, prototype Archangel statue, is made from soft pine. From this prototype, which is effectively a rough model, four other angels were created from walnut wood. The four angels act as pillars, holding up the Altar’s upper part, which consists of five domes.

Height 100 cm

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St Barnabas Cathedral archway

This archway for the central entrance of the new Cathedral of Nicosia's Iconostasis has beautiful pierced carving. It is decorated in the traditional, ecclesiastical Baroque style with a focus on elaborate leaf motifs interspersed with animal carvings like birds and dragons.

Height 140 cm
Width 160 cm

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Arch

This arch is hand carved out of White Oak. The arch is part of the upper section of an Icon stand for a Greek Monastery. The carving is mostly influenced by the Byzantine style.

Height 80 cm
Width 120 cm

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