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Much more satisfactory as evidence are some 5th century torsos of Athena found at Athens.
Studies in drapery, prancing steeds, ideal poses, heads with fragments of torsos attached (in extreme violation of true art), crouching beasts of preyall the stereotyped styles are reproduced.
Greatest of all the torsos of this period, however, was the dramatization of Faust.
Later the dancers pass along criss-cross paths punctuated by stamping feet, wheeling arms and twisting torsos.
She described people with great sheets of skin hanging off of their bodies; grotesque swollen faces; torsos covered with large blisters.