||The last stage in the development of the Kouros type is the late archaic period (520–485 BC), in which the Greek sculpture attained a full knowledge of human anatomy and used to create a relative harmonious whole.
||The kouros type appears to have served several functions.
||A direct influence between Egyptian sculptures (in particular the figure of Horus) and the kouros type has long been conjectured, not least because of trade and cultural relations that are known to have existed since the mid-seventh century BCE.
||The problem of the evolution of the kouros type is inevitably linked to that of the overall development of monumental Archaic Greek sculpture.
||Consequently, the development of the kouros type as we now understand it is based on the relative chronology delineated by Gisela Richter.
||C. 520–485 BC: the last stage in the development of the kouros type is the period in which the Greek sculptor attained a full knowledge of human anatomy and used it to create a harmonious, proportionate whole.