Stone statues from the former Gandhara region are usually exquisitely crafted. The characters most commonly represented are the historical buddha (Shakyamuni), Maitreya and Avalokiteshvara Padmapani. Draped in the Greco-Roman style, they may be standing or sitting on a square throne normally representing the buddha surrounded with attendants, or sitting on a lotus-shaped throne, or a combination of both. Faces can be extraordinarily realistic and beautiful or rather naive in the case of the buddha. Hands and feet are large, often out of proportion for a rather short body.