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Object ID 003062

Object Name Tiger Balm Packet

Object Desc A packet of Tiger Balm powder or lotion.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002756

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Tiger Balm,ointment,medicine,

Title Tiger Balm Packet

Description A highly decorative packet featuring three leaping tigers and various Chinese characters. Colors include navy blue, gold, yellow, red, and green. The back of the packet has a drawing of a building and lists the ingredients in Tiger Balm. Also listed are the directions.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 2.5

Width 0.44

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin


Maker Details Tiger Balm was developed in the 1870s in Burma by Aw Chu Kin. He asked his sons in 1908 to carry on with the business, and they did. The balm is still being produced today and is being distributed by Haw Par Healthcare of Singapore.

Maker Mark Leaping Tiger logo


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Image Caption CMY2756



Date MAR 5,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The packet has no rips. A little dusty and the ointment has solidified.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin