The regular shape of the vessel seems to indicate that it would have first been hand-made and then turned on a wheel. The blackish gray terracotta is covered with a black paint, whose lustrous appearance was achieved by diligent burnishing.
This jug is composed of a globular body with a flat disk-shaped base, a cylindrical neck ending in a split beaked spout, and a semi-circular ribbed handle. The light deformation of the body towards the front is probably due to the weight of the neck.
The decoration is limited to groups of large chevrons painted on the surface and to plastic elements on the shoulder and on the neck (they appear to represent the eyes of a duck, while the mouth of the vessel would represent its beak).
Similar jugs appear in the framework of some cultures that developed in central-western Anatolia during the 3rd millennium B.C.: the most famous among them is the so-called Yortan culture.
The exact use of these jugs is currently unknown. However, the spout recalling the beak of a duck, as well as the presence of “plastic horns” or of patterns in the shape of “snakes” on other related vessels, would indicate that this class of objects served a cult purpose.