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Ceremonial axes

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Axes, often stylized in form or elaborately ornamented, used in ceremonial contexts as symbols or manifestations of social position, power, wealth, or other qualities of status such as divinity or specialized knowledge in the realm of religion and ritual.

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<ceremonial weapons>

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axes, ceremonial

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ceremonial ax
ceremonial axe


11yrs ago

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