This seems to be a vase with a bird head and bird feathers on the back and human arms holding a large egg or a large belly. It seems to be made of metal that has been a bit corroded. It has a nice stand and nice large handles to be used for carrying or pouring. The surface looks nice and round and smooth. It is not too detailed except for in the head area with some feathers there and some detail in the eyes and beak. Other than that it is pretty simple and quite and interesting peice.
Image Credit: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/256922#