The only cherub statue to be recovered from the Titanic will be on display for a limited time at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in Las Vegas.

In just one month, the only cherub statue to ever be recovered from the Titanic will be removed from its temporary display at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel and Casino.

The bronze statue debuted at the exhibit in February 2015 and is the latest artifact to be installed in nearly two years. The statue was only scheduled to be on hand until March but due to its popular demand, the Luxor was able to secure it until Labor Day 2015.

The cherub was a popular decorative piece during the time the “Ship of Dreams” set sail. These figures are found throughout the White Star Liner with larger statues located in the Grand Staircase. This particular figure, whose torch and left foot are missing, is thought to have been a light fixture on the aft staircase connecting the Promenade Deck to the C Deck. The piece was discovered 2.5 miles below the ocean’s surface during the R.M.S. Titanic Inc.’s 1987 expedition.

Cherub Statue at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition in Las Vegas

The Titanic was first discovered on September 1, 1985 2.5 miles below the ocean’s surface off the coast of Newfoundland. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes guests on a journey through the life of the legendary ship. Along the way, you will learn more about the people who boarded the cruise liner as well as take a look at what the ship actually looked like when it was the grandest ship to ever hit the water. 

The company is the only one permitted to recover artifacts from the Titanic wreckage. After the recovery in 1985, more than 5,500 pieces were found. Those pieces are exhibited at five Titanic museums in the United States and Geneva, Switzerland.

Guests who purchase general admission to the exhibition will be able to see the cherub one last time before it is removed from the gallery. You can find discounted Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition tickets right here on Best of Vegas. 

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Las Vegas, NV – 8/5/15

By: Jena Pugh