Brought in for a limited-time engagement, the bronze statue made its Las Vegas debut in Feb. 2015 and is the latest artifact to be installed in nearly two years. Originally scheduled to be removed in March, the cherub’s engagement was extended due to popular demand.
Visitors who purchase general admission tickets will get one last chance to see the rare statue before its removal from the historic gallery.
A popular decorative piece during that time period, cherubs are found throughout the White Star Liner with larger figures located in the Grand Staircase. Though its torch and left foot are missing, this particular cherub is thought to have been a light fixture on the aft staircase connecting the Promenade Deck to the C Deck. The statue spent decades in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean before being recovered during the R.M.S. Titanic Inc.’s 1987 expedition. Molded drapery and ribbons are still visible on the body and serve as a reminder of what still remains at the bottom of the ocean.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. with the last admission at 9 p.m. For more information and ticket prices, please visit premierexhibitions.com.
Photo credit: © 2015 RMS Titanic, Inc. Photographed by David Ermutlu.
About R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. R.M.S. Titanic, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck of Titanic by a United States Federal Court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts. In the summer of 2010, RMS Titanic, Inc., conducted a ground-breaking expedition to Titanic 25 years after its discovery, to undertake innovative 3D video recording, data gathering and other technical measures so as to virtually raise Titanic, preserving the legacy of the Ship for all time. Additional information about RMS Titanic, Inc. is available at the Company’s web site, RMSTitanic.net.