The Brothers Cleobis and Biton (615-590 BC) (via wikimedia.com)

I think that we should definitely include at least one kuroi on the B-List because of the significance that they play in our understanding of the Greek human form. Through the kuroi we are able to detect the evolution in form that occurred over the time period.  The kuroi are what bridged the gap between very stylized Egyptian statues and the lively Greek statues that are so recognizable.

I think that this particular piece is important to recognize and understand because we can easily see Egyptian influences as well as more anatomically correct Greek characteristics.  The two statues have a typically Egyptian posture and archaic face and hairstyle.  But they also have realistic arm muscles, a visible collar bone, and even knee caps which were not seen in Egyptian pharaoh statues.

Micaela Walker