18th century, Tibet, gilt copper alloy inlaid with stones, private collection, photo by Christie’s.
Sculptures of Ekajati are extremely rare. This protectress, mother of Mahakala and Palden Lha-mo, has a long braid and wears the skin of a tiger as a skirt. She has one head with three eyes and 2 arms 4 or 8 arms, or 12 heads and 24 arms. She may also be a retinue figure, or a meditational deity.