Also, as seen from the suttas, Buddha didn't differ too much in appearance from other monks; some people couldn't recognize him.We know that the Buddha was bald.
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There are statements to this effect in Kalingabodhi Jataka:
https://books.google.com/books?id=mYYWb ... 6&lpg=PA66
http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-MEL/waley.htmIn Chapter 48 of the Vinaya of the Sarvaastivaadins (3) there is a long passage which deals with the decoration of monasteries. Anaathapi.n.dika says to Buddha: 'World-honoured one, if images of yours are not allowed to be made, pray may we not at least make images of Bodhisattvas(4) in attendance upon you?' Buddha then grants this permission.
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