The Kleobis and Biton Artifact

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THE KLEOBIS AND BITON ARTIFACT
Tammy Mims
American InterContinental University
September 23, 2012
HUMA215-1204A-25
Laurie Sprankle

Abstract
In this paper we are going to learn about an artifact from a period of time. We will understand the description of the artifact due to the culture values and beliefs. An artifact is an example of a culture that is made by men to be seen a loved by others some examples would be; sculptures, paintings, inventions and even pottery. Those are just a few examples of an artifact what kind would you like to learn about?

How would you have known you seen an artifact of your culture or another’s culture? Artifacts can be everywhere around us in our daily lives and really wouldn’t know it unless you actually know what an artifact is. Artifacts are in numerous shapes and sizes some of them are in sculptures, paintings, coins, inventions and pottery plus many more. Why do we take a trip back to the past and learn about an artifact from another country dealing with their culture?
The artifact that I have chosen is Kleobis and Biton from the Ancient Greek period. This is a well-known sculpture made out of bronze came from the Archaic and around the 600BCE time period. It is of two young men almost standing in the nude and was either votive or the commemorative nature. This artifact is was depicted standing in a frontal pose with their left leg moved forward, as well as their arms was close to their bodies touching the side of their thighs. This artifact was an exhibit strict symmetry as the different parts of anatomy are depicted as simple geometric forms.
The Kleobis and Biton relates to their culture in many different interesting ways. One way is that they begin to a refinement of form towards a definitive realism that was only possible through a society that revered the human form and it desired to understand the natural…...

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