Iron model of a carp, made by Muneyori
Meiji era, late 19th century AD
The British Museum has a group of these objects including a dragon, a pheasant, a crab, a snake as well as a crayfish and this carp. Most of the pieces were made by later members of the Myōchin family of armour component makers. This one is signed Muneyori.
Gift of Professor and Mrs John Hull Grundy