The tubes would have been joined to the sounding bars by wooden pegs which the sheet bronze would have been wound around. It is thought that the chalcophon would have been chimed like a modern xylophone. Examples have been found in South Italian and Phoenician contexts dating from the 8th-6th Centuries. Similar instruments in later form appear on Apulian red-figured pottery. See Fredriksen, "Archaeology in South Italy and Sicily, 1973-1976," in Archeological Reports 23 (1976-1977).