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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art


b. 1158, Huy, Belgium; d. 1228, Huy, Belgium

Yvette was a religious figure in the town of Huy, Belgium, on the River Meuse. Widowed at eighteen, she retired to a leper colony on the river, where she tended the inmates. After ten years, she became an anchoress (recluse) and was enclosed in a chapel cell near the colony. From there she offered guidance to townspeople, who considered her a prophetess.