A very high-ridged spout with the small handle at
a right angle is a distinctive feature of the guttus.
The vessel's narrow and bulbous body sits on a
pedestal base which has a band of orange clay
exposed. On the top is a nicely modeled head of a
man with wavy hair and curly beard resembling
classical depictions of Zeus, or perhaps Hercules.
Some scholars believe the guttus was used as a
type of baby bottle; but more likely it was used as
a filling bottle for oil lamps. Its shape is certainly
distinctive and very appealing.