The Veraguás artistic style belongs to the Panamanian polychrome tradition, and is characterized by geometric designs with feathers applied to vases and pedestal bowls. Other ceramic pieces include vessels with semicircular tableaus in black or brown paint, sometimes in four- or five-colored polychrome designs. Their scenes include schematic representations of animals – fish, rays or sharks, herons, caiman gods, in a standing position, face on or in profile, or hunched down. Some pieces are modeled and unpainted but highly life-like, and represent hunchbacked human figures, pregnant women, people playing musical instruments, and even drums. Most have feet made from a folded ribbon of clay.
Veraguás stonework is perhaps best known for its low, three legged tables, carved with zoomorphic or geometric motifs on the lower part. These have been interpreted as seats for funeral ceremonies, and not as maize crushers. Another noteworthy piece is the stone female sculpture known as the “Venus de Cébaco”, which has a circular headdress and long hair, traced outlines of the arms, and rigid features. It has no pedestal, so is thought to have been placed on an altar. The statue is believed to have represented a local goddess or heroine. The Veraguás carved talc and semi-precious stones into figurines and pipes, which were left as grave offerings. The finest work of the culture’s goldsmiths took the form of the eagle figures mentioned above, with their curved beaks and spread wings. These were left as offerings in the graves of chiefs and important figures.