Rare Cherub Statue Makes Its Las Vegas Debut at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Inside Luxor Hotel and Casino

February 06, 2015
Limited-time display available through Feb. 28

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare cherub statue is on display now through Feb. 28 at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel and Casino. This is the Cherub's first Las Vegas appearance and is available to view for those who purchase general admission tickets to the Exhibition. The limited-time display is the latest artifact to be installed at the Exhibition in almost two years.

Rare Cherub statue makes its Las Vegas debut at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor Hotel and Casino

While the "Ship of Dreams" featured numerous cherub statues, which were primarily used as ornamentation on the Grand Staircase, this is the only statue of its kind ever recovered from the wreckage site. The bronze figure spent decades 2.5 miles below the ocean's surface before it was recovered by the Director of Underwater Research Program, PH Nargeolet, and team during RMS Titanic's 1987 expedition. Though it's missing its torch, artifact specialists believe that this particular cherub, being smaller in size, was a light fixture from a side post newel on the aft staircase that connected the C Deck to the Promenade Deck.

Titanic was first discovered on Sept. 1, 1985, 2.5 miles below the ocean's surface off the coast of Newfoundland. Dedicated to preserving Titanic's legacy, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition takes guests on an emotional journey through the life of the legendary ship. Along the way, visitors learn countless stories of heroism and humanity, paying tribute to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.

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 www.premierexhibitions.com.

About RMS Titanic, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, 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. Please visit RMS Titanic, Inc. website at www.rmstitanic.net.

About Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI), located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment including "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition", Titanic The Experience,"BODIES...The Exhibition" and "Dialog in the Dark". Additional information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the Company's web site www.prxi.com.

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