The TradeMe online auction shows a photo of the pita bread, which broke into pieces after being put in the oven. One piece, the seller says, resembled the face of Jesus.
"I was tempted to eat it but for some reason I didn't," the seller says in their auction listing.
"I guess what you all want to know is whether it's a coincidence or real apparition. I'm not really sure."
The pita bread piece which measures about 4cm x 3.5cm has no reserve price. The auction ends January 8.
At the time of publication, there were ten bids with leading bid now standing at $NZ21.
The seller turned down an offer from one interested party to swap the pita bread for "a sack of onions that looks like Madonna".
A stone with an image resembling the Virgin Mary was put up for auction on TradeMe last year.
stuff.co.nz and smh.com.au
PERSONALLY, I THINK IT LOOKS MORE LIKE BOB MARLEY, BUT I'M PRONE TO BURNING MY TOAST.