D(T-)uamutef was one of the "The Four Son of Horus" who protected the entrails stored in canopy jars after the dead had been mummified. His brothers were: Hapy, Qebehsennuf and Amsit and the stomach was guarded by Duamutef.
The jars which originally were made of clay, with time became artful stone sculptures showing the protectors themselves atop.
He was seen as a man or a white mummy with a jackal's head. Jackals were conn- ected to the dead, cemeteries and mummy- fication from the earliest times in Egyptian history and his colleagues in the same field were: Khentamentiu (his brother) and Anu- bis (his uncle). Duamutef was under con- stant protection by the goddess Neith.
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