The Ancient World

Bronze Battle Axe
Shang Dynasty {1600 - 1046 B.C.)
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.

Bronze Battle Axe

  • Shang Dynasty {1600 - 1046 B.C.)
  • 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.

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