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A Shang Dynasty era (1600 - 1046 B.C.) Chinese bronze battle ax. Excavated at Yidu, Shangdong Province, 1956 This axe was used in hand-to-hand combat, and was also a ritual object symbolizing power and military authority. The tomb it came from likely belonged to a man of wealth and influence. Image taken from Wiki commons, photo taken on October 25th 2007, released under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-2.5.

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