The museum is open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free timed-entry passes are required. Review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Infant Guard

Infant Guard

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Currently not on view
Object Name
Patent Medicine, Box of
otc preparation, chinese
Date made
Physical Description
bezoar (overall material)
cinnabar (overall material)
snake's gallbladder (overall material)
pearl (overall material)
orange (overall color)
gold (overall color)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
overall: 6 cm x 5.5 cm x 3.2 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 3/16 in x 1 1/4 in
overall: 1 3/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.4925 cm x 15.875 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Kiehl's Inc.
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object