This type of jug was used for transporting, storing and drinking water. The piece has a bitronconic shape, a domed body, a narrow base, a high and narrow neck, a bilobed mouth, endowed with a holed jigger, in order to prevent impurities from accessing the recipient. The jug is provided with a tube-type handle, endowed with a hole (“nipple” or “țâță”) for drinking. Inside the recipient, there is a ceramic ball with the role to cleanse the recipient’s walls. The recipient is decorated by painting with brush and horn. Due to the fact that it was unglazed, water could stay fresh for a longer time.
The jug chosen as the artefact of July has the inventory no. A9219 and it is part of the patrimony of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography. It originates from the village of Leheceni (Cărpinet township, Bihor county), known as the centre of red, unglazed ceramics.
The piece entered the museum’s collections in 1967 and it can be seen in the main exhibition of the Reduta Palace.