Imhotep is a deified advisor and architect. He is the patron of knowledge, medicine, and writing. He was the designer of the first step pyramid at Saqqara for King Djoser during the 3rd dynasty. In addition to being an architect and advisor, he was also a physcian and scribe. As a god, he was believed to be the son of Ptah and a mortal woman named Khreduankh, and replaced Nefertem in the traid of gods worshipped in Memphis.
In art, Imhotep appears as a seated, bald man reading from a scroll.