God Ptah was the main deity in Memphis (Mennefer), he was worshipped as a part of a triad together with his wife lion goddess Sekhmet and lotus god Nefertem. Later Imhotep was considered as Ptah's son, a divined architect of Djoser's step pyramid complex in Saqqara. Ptah as the main bod creator was patron of artisans and was an important figure in artisan's village Deir el-Medina. These artisans built the tombs in Valley of the Kings.
The highest priest of Ptah's cult had a title "Great supervisor of artisans" in Memphis (Mennefer). He was depicted in human appearance, partly mummified with close-fitting cap on his head. He held a stick in his hand constituted from was - power sceptre, djed - column of stability and ankh - symbol of life.
God Ptah was depicted with straight beard from Middle Kingdom. He was associated with Memphis funerary god with falcon's head Sokar (Ptah-Sokar) in Old Kingdom period. This deity became Ptah-Sokar-Osiris in Late period. Wooden mummified statuettes with falcon's head were often given into tombs as funerary facility.