Alloy of gold and silver, worked in its natural form in Egypt (silver-bearing gold ore). According to the texts it was found in Nubia and Punt, but also elsewhere, including Egypt itself. Further, it was perhaps produced artificially, as has been concluded from a text (Papyrus Harris I) in which the amounts of gold and silver needed to make a weighing scales of electrum are listed. Electrum was used as early as the Predynastic period to make jewellery; in later centuries it was also used to make (parts of) bowls and offering tables, furniture, statues, toilet articles and other things. Obelisks (usually the top), doors and walls in temples and barks were also covered or inlaid with it.