Stele with a standing image of the Buddha avatar of Vishnu, with a small fakir beside it. 24 January 1790
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil and wash drawing of a stele with a standing image of the Buddha avatar of Vishnu, with a small fakir beside it, by Thomas and William Daniell, dated 24 January 1790. Inscribed on front in pencil: 'Boudu outar'. 'The faquire at whose expense the figures were made - quite naked.'
Hinduism considers Buddha as the ninth incarnation (avatara) of Vishnu. He is represented in a calm and graceful appearance, wearing a robe.