Collecting eggs was once a favorite pass time of wealthy Victorians, who have occasionally gone to extreme lengths to procure their exhibits, suffering lost teeth, limbs, or even lives. While they collected birds’ eggs to show off their diversity, coloring, and markings, the scientists today are extremely happy to have access to the specimens, as it allows them to research breeding distribution, diversity in eggshell coloration, patterning, and shell-structure across birds. Many Victorian collections were accompanied by manuscripts that bore detailed illustrations of the eggs collected, and this is one of them. This particular egg has a speckled pattern of colored spots on a dark beige shell. This piece of wall decor would be a perfect gift for any nature lover and is going to be easy to incorporate into any setting.