However, this identification is most probably wrong. As luck would have it, there are inscriptions along the base. They mention the sculptor’s name, which has been reconstructed as Polymedes of Argos. The remainder is very fragmentary and more difficult to reconstruct; one scholar has suggested part of it spelled out the name “Biton”, but this is highly conjectural, to say the least.
More likely, the statues represent the Dioscouroi, Castor and Pollux. In Greek mythology, Castor and Pollux are brothers of Helen and Clytemnestra, but they died before the outbreak of the Trojan War. Though born in Sparta, the two heroes were popular throughout the Peloponnese and even the subject of cult.
Contrary to the opinion of most archaeologists, the Delphi Museum continues to identify the pair of statues as Cleobis and Biton.